UABS KNOWLEDGE

Research and comment

This section contains an overview of the research and commentary emerging from the University of Auckland Business School, with new content added weekly.

CAREERS

How future-proof are you?

Our challenge is not to protect old jobs or create new ones, but to manage the transition between the two, says Rod McNaughton.

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LEADERSHIP

How youth are breaking leadership taboos

Young people are starting to reject common assumptions about how they should act, argues Fiona Kennedy. Other groups could learn from them.

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INNOVATION

Lessons from Netflix's meteoric rise

Netflix will continue to grow, erasing smaller competitors in New Zealand and abroad, predict Paul Rataul, Dan Tisch, and Peter Zámborský.

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SUSTAINABILITY

How cities can deliver a low-emission future

Cities are where the fight for sustainable energy will be won or lost, argues Simon Corbell. And when it comes to answers, size doesn't matter.

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IN THE MEDIA

Net-zero carbon requires serious innovation

The Emissions Trading Scheme needs re-thinking if we are to achieve net-zero carbon by 2050, says Basil Sharp.

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IN THE MEDIA

What New Zealand should learn about renewable energy

Climate change goals must be integrated into industrial policy if they are to succeed, urges Anna Berka.

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IN THE MEDIA

State-run economies adore the free market

Controlling market activity gives governments obvious advantages when it comes to advancing political agendas at home and foreign policy abroad, argues Nicholas Borroz.

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IN THE MEDIA

Why blockchain challenges conventional thinking about IP

There is a simple reason for blockchain’s spectacular rate of development, says Alex Sims. No patents.

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STRATEGY

Peter Zámborsky on how to thrive in uncertainty

Dr Peter Zámborsky, a Senior Lecturer in the Business School's Department of Management and International Business, outlines three core capabilities that organisations must build if they are to thrive amid uncertainty. They are discussed more fully in his 2018 eText Global Strategy: Thriving in a World of Uncertainty.

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CAREERS

Rod McNaughton on the skills of tomorrow

Professor Rod McNaughton is Deputy Dean of the Business School. He discusses the changes that are impacting the types of jobs we do and outlines the role of education in delivering the skills needed to thrive in a shifting world of work.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Jamie Newth on social entrepreneurship

Jamie Newth, a Research Fellow in the Business School's Department of Management and International Business, explains why social entrepreneurs are uniquely suited to tackle 'wicked' social and environmental issues. He is the CEO of Soul Capital, an organisation that invests in New Zealand social enterprises.

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STRATEGY

Suvi Nenonen on shaping the market

Associate Professor Suvi Nenonen, Director of the Business School's Graduate School of Management, urges New Zealand companies to tap the power of market-shaping. Her book Designing Markets: Are You Market Driven or Market Driving, co-authored with Professor Kaj Storbacka, was awarded the prize for best Finnish book in 2009-2010.

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