UABS KNOWLEDGE

Research and analysis

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

Latest research and analysis

SUSTAINABILITY

How to survive the 'Anthropocene'

The old mantra of economic progress has brought Earth to a tipping point, argues Will Steffen. We need to rethink our priorities.

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CAREERS

A beginner's guide to working overseas

Have you always dreamed of living abroad? Think a stint in another country might help your careers? Tricia Alach has some advice.

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MANAGEMENT

Millennials are uncertain, not 'entitled'

We have read millennials wrong, argues Mike Lee. They can be as hard-working as anyone. What they most need are clear work boundaries in an uncertain world.

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INNOVATION

Why we need to rethink creativity in business

If you want to boost creativity in the workplace, first know what you are dealing with, advises dt ogilvie.

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ECONOMICS

The 'Indiana Jones' of Economics

Alan Bollard explains why maverick New Zealand economist Bill Phillips was worthy of a Nobel Prize.

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LEADERSHIP

What Macron's language tells us about modern leadership

The revealing words used by France's new President hold lessons for business, argues Fiona Kennedy.

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FINANCE & BANKING

Financial ethics in the age of Trump

There is a belief in the US that a successful businessperson will make a good political leader. Where did that notion come from? asks Kara Tan Bhala.

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MANAGEMENT

The case for mindfulness at work

Mindfulness can deliver real benefits in the workplace, but it is no quick fix, warns Debbie Schultz.

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SOCIAL IMPACT

Leading for the greater good

Are traditional Māori values guiding decision-making in the thriving Māori economy, ask Chellie Spiller and Rachel Wolfgramm.

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INTERNATIONALISATION

What is behind China's global shopping spree?

Chinese businesses are buying up overseas companies at an increasing rate, but not for the reasons you might think, says Peter Williamson.

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INNOVATION

How do you disrupt an industry steeped in tradition?

The key to innovation in traditional industries is understanding what drives customers, advises Hamish Elmslie.

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LEADERSHIP

What can non-profits and for-profits learn from each other?

Entrepreneurial leaders in for-profit organisations and collaborative leaders in non-profits have much to teach each other, says Michael Austin.

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