Issue 22, June 12, 2014

 

Warehouse Group funds retail chair at Massey

The Warehouse Group, New Zealand’s largest listed retailer, is funding a new chair at Massey University – the Sir Stephen Tindall Chair in Retail Management. This is the first step towards the development of New Zealand’s first degree solely focused on retail management.
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Four-year election term would help small firms

A four-year election term may help prevent smaller firms listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange getting into strife as a result of fast-track policy changes made by new governments, says Dr Chris Malone.
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Billions spent annually - but does marketing pay?

Professor Harald van Heerde discusses his research with the NZ Herald’s online business editor Chris Daniels. He says multimillion-dollar decisions are often based on gut feeling rather than scientific assessment and gives tips on ensuring better results from marketing investments.
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Rugby star tackles business head on

Chiefs loose forward Nick Crosswell would love to have his own company one day. He’s now one step closer after graduating with his Bachelor of Business Studies.
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Homes and hope for low-income families

Fifteen families participating in Habitat for Humanity’s social housing programme have graduated from a Fin-Ed Centre financial literacy course, setting them on a pathway of home ownership and long-term financial security.
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Opinion: Market for fee-paying Chinese students at risk

Professor Frank Sligo explains how the government’s proposed changes to university councils could damage the international market for full fee-paying students.
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Hospital reforms have changed transfer behaviour

New PhD research by Dr Somi Shin shows people with more complicated health conditions are being transferred from smaller regional hospitals to the larger tertiary hospitals less often since the health reforms of 2003.
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Massey lecturer flies high

Modern commercial flight simulators used by airlines can cost anything from $1 million to $20 million - but Dr Savern Reweti has been designing low-cost desktop trainers customised for New Zealand pilots for as little as $15,000.
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Long Bay student has business in her DNA

Two proud Massey business lecturers will watch on the sidelines as their daughter competes in the Global Enterprise Challenge - a 12-hour international competition where high school students must come up with an enterprise that addresses a specific global challenge.
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