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Business Review

Published twice a year, this journal showcases the latest peer-refereed business research and is a source of fresh thinking in areas vital to New Zealand enterprise.

CURRENT ISSUE: SPRING 2016

Vol 19 No2, Spring 2016 

Editorial

The 'General Winter' Syndrome

Partway through the sweeping epic that is War and Peace, Tolstoy inserts the first of several philosophical musings on the nature of history, leadership, and power.

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LEADERSHIP

The alchemy of leadership

Getting "authenticity" wrong can be dangerous for both leaders and followers.

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ECONOMICS

Tip of the iceberg

The search to discover what drives CEO remuneration has a long way to go.

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LEADERSHIP

Calling the island to you

Polynesian navigators offer powerful leadership lessons.

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LEADERSHIP

Board led-transformation

Strategic renewal requires a board ready to drive a vision for change.

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LEADERSHIP

21st-Century Governance

Social and environmental accountability is becoming the new benchmark for directors.

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AUTUMN 2016

Editorial

Wealth of Notions

When Adam Smith penned his celebrated Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations he was fortunate to live in a more straightforward age.

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ECONOMICS

Global financial instability

Small, open economies must, at times, times, impose controls to contain disruptive capital inflows.

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ECONOMICS

Fair play and economics

Notions of fairness matter for a variety of economic transactions.

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FINANCE & BANKING

Making superannuation affordable

Rethinking retirement income doesn't require super powers.

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INTERNATIONALISATION

Terror incognita

New markets can be death traps for blinkered firms.

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ENERGY

Clean power

Our energy target is achievable, thanks to flat demand and new supply.

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SPRING 2015

Editorial

Jack of Old Trades

Some 150 years ago, New Zealand’s pioneering settlers worked mines and laboured in cleared fields and flax-covered swamp fringes to make a living from the land.

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INNOVATION

The power of the practical

The contribution of low-tech manufacturers to innovation is poorly understood.

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INNOVATION

Innovating in traditional industries

More could be done to encourage capability-building in our neglected industries.

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ECONOMICS

Out of the wood

Māori landowners see a bright future in indigenous forestry.

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INNOVATION

Rescuing red meat

The red meat sector must innovate, but the obstacles are vast.

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INNOVATION

Pulling strings

Engaging customers in product design can deliver big rewards if done right.

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SPRING 2014

Editorial

A Tune we can dance to

When portable MP3 players crashed the party in the late 1990s, they threatened the entire economic model of the old and venerable record labels.

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TECHNOLOGY

Dawn of the MOOC

Massive open online courses are forcing a rethink of university teaching.

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TECHNOLOGY

3D printing

Additive manufacturing could be the key to a new world of niche markets for New Zealand companies.

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TECHNOLOGY

Ultra-fast business

Its supporters hope that the roll-out of a nationwide high-speed digital network will fuel innovation.

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FINANCE & BANKING

Virtual money

Online currencies look to reshape the way we buy and sell.

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CAREERS

Hiring in the age of social media

Organisations should consider embracing gamification to enhance graduate selection and recruitment.

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SPRING 2013

Editorial

The F Word

Family businesses are critical to the economic health of most developed countries, and New Zealand is no exception.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Socialisation of daughters in women-led family businesses

The global rise of women-owned businesses may be altering the way family and business interacts.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Rethinking entrepreneurship in family business

Understanding how Chinese family business operates will help New Zealand companies to collaborate or compete.

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MANAGEMENT

Conflict in a family business

Failures in family-owned businesses can often be traced to friction between family members.

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MANAGEMENT

Intergenerational family business

To build sustainable businesses, families must understand how entrepreneurial orientation and heritage interact

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STRATEGY

Combat hardened strategy

The military can teach family firms a thing or two about survival

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SPRING 2012

Editorial

The Winning Game

Competitiveness is often in the news these days. Individuals compete for jobs, companies for market share, and countries on any number of performance indicators.

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ECONOMICS

Building New Zealand's competitiveness

Central government should learn from Auckland’s economic development goals.

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ENERGY

Tapping tides and waves

Creating a marine centre of expertise could unlock an ocean of opportunity.

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INNOVATION

Universities as innovation partners

The true role of universities in fostering innovation is little understood.

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SOCIAL IMPACT

Christchurch's "Shaky" tourism

Creating an iconic attraction is one way to put quake-hit Christchurch back on the tourist map.

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LEADERSHIP

Mbas for a volatile world

Old-School executive education no longer cuts it in a changing world

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AUTUMN 2012

EDITORIAL

When the levee breaks

Human interaction with computers is becoming increasingly intimate. For the first time in history, we are beginning to spend most of our waking hours ‘plugged in’ to digital devices.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Do we have too many entrepreneurs?

Encouraging ‘over-confident’ entrepreneurs may do more harm than good.

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LEADERSHIP

A testing ground for global leadership

New Zealand is uniquely placed to lead the world in new business practice.

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TECHNOLOGY

Digital natives

A new breed of employee, born into a world of digital technologies, is about to transform the workplace.

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COMMERCIAL LAW

The tension in corporate governance

Why shareholders are not best-placed to reign in wayward management.

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PROPERTY

Rethinking real estate

Avoiding future financial crises will mean jettisoning some long-held beliefs about property.

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SPRING 2011

Editorial

The three Rs

Welcome to the first issue of the new-look University of Auckland Business Review.

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MARKETING

National branding for New Zealand exports

Done right, an umbrella brand could act as a ‘creator of meaning’ for export businesses.

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TECHNOLOGY

Flight of the kiwi

The country doesn’t have a ‘brain drain’: its overseas workforce is a potential source of competitive advantage.

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MANAGEMENT

Living at the edge

Far from global centres, the country is paradoxically well-placed to be a hotbed of world-changing ideas.

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SUPPLY CHAIN

Managing mineral resources

Unlocking the country’s mineral wealth will take more than oil rigs and earthmovers.

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LEADERSHIP

Why leadership matters

Leadership is crucial to thriving amid uncertainty, but fostering it means letting go of outdated notions.

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