UABS KNOWLEDGE

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UABS Knowledge draws on Business School research and expertise to deliver timely analysis and comment on major issues facing New Zealand and the global economy. The website is updated regularly with new research-informed articles, studio interviews, event invitations, course announcements, and videos of internationally-renowned visiting speakers. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and subscribe to our monthly Insights newsletter to keep up with the latest thinking in the world of business.

INNOVATION

Why companies should shape, not predict, the market

Suvi Nenonen and Kaj Storbacka argue for a radical rethink by New Zealand companies about how markets work and, therefore, how best to grow business.

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TECHNOLOGY

Gillian Ferrabee on interacting with tech

Gillian Ferrabee is the former Director of Cirque du Soleil Media's Creative Lab. She outlines the pioneering use of immersive technologies by performance artists and says the arts community has much to teach business about harnessing these tools.

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MARKETING

Want to attract fan-page followers? Here's how

To use social media effectively, companies must first understand what users do online, and how they feel about company content, advises Hamidreza Shahbaznezhad.

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IN THE MEDIA

State-led capitalism is coming to Washington

Emboldened by China, Washington is abandoning the idea that free markets are critical to economic growth, argues Nicholas Borroz.

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BOOK GIVEAWAY

Allen Curnow: A Biography

This month we are giving away a copy of Simply by Sailing in a New Direction. Allen Curnow: A Biography, edited by Terry Sturm.

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COMMERCIAL LAW

The dark side of artificial intelligence

Automated decision-making can be as manipulative and biased as a human, and it urgently needs regulating, warns Benjamin Liu.

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SUSTAINABILITY

China leads 'global green shift'

China's push for renewable energy is driving down costs worldwide, and creating massive business opportunities, argues John Mathews.

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TECHNOLOGY

Darl Kolb on life among the robots

Darl Kolb is Professor of Connectivity in the Business School's Graduate School of Management. He argues that instead of resisting artificial intelligence and the rise of robots in the workplace, we should let machines do what they are best at and focus on the unique qualities that make us human.

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IN THE MEDIA

Economic spin-off from events is wildly miscalculated

The crass use of multiplier analysis to boost forecast benefits of public and private sector projects needs to be sharply reined in, argues Tim Hazledine.

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IN THE MEDIA

Reform of pre-internet Privacy Act vital

The Government must act to reclaim our lead in technology-friendly privacy law, argues Gehan Gunasekara.

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ENERGY

Clean power

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

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