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

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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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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TECHNOLOGY

Should humans and machines co-evolve?

Worrying about the potential downside of smart machines can blind us to the exciting possibilities they may open up for us in the future, argues Darl Kolb.

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MARKETING

Self-beliefs shape what luxury means to us

Is your luxury brand a market newcomer? Then prime consumers to think about luxury differently, advises Yuri Seo.

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ECONOMICS

Be careful what you believe about China

Western prophesies of economic doom both oversimplify and underestimate China, advises David Mahon.

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STRATEGY

What Apple's business model tells us

Apple has a singularly disciplined approach to the process of corporate reinvention, says Richard Brookes.

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FINANCE & BANKING

Why we need better tools for managing downturns

Reducing the impact of financial downturns should be a higher priority than it is, argues David Mayes.

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SUSTAINABILITY

Why we should not be happy about feeling so happy

When it comes to measuring national contentment, we need to ask the difficult question about what underpins it, argues Ross McDonald.

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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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