About the Aotearoa Business and Economics Research Translation Competition
Showing the relevance, robustness, and usefulness of business and economics research in plain English.
This Competition is about conveying research findings for the consumption of the public. Academic language as used in journal articles can be hard to understand by non-academics and often causes readers to lose interest in the content due to the kind of language used. The Competition is about researchers demonstrating the relevance of their research, articulating the resulting knowledge in a way that is accessible to those who can benefit from it, and showing a return on public investment.
The Competition aims to promote the impact of New Zealand business research to stakeholders as well as enhance scholars’ skills and confidence in communicating their research to wider, non-academic audiences.
Background of the competition
Three Aotearoa business schools have led research translation competitions so far:
- 2014 to 2018: Massey University Business School has annually run research translation competition internally.
- 2019: The University of Auckland Business School ran a Business Research Translation Competition in the wider Tāmaki Makarau/Auckland region with the participation of the AUT Business School, Massey Business School, University of Auckland Business School, and Waikato Management School.
- 2020/2021: The University of Auckland Business School invited business and economics researchers from all eight business schools in the country to co-sponsor and participate in the first New Zealand Business Research Translation Competition: AUT Business School, Lincoln University Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Massey University Business School, Otago Business School, University of Canterbury Business School, University of Auckland Business School, Waikato Management School, and Wellington School of Business and Government.
- 2022: AUT - Auckland University of Technology led the New Zealand Business Research Translation Competition.
- 2023: The Competition, renamed to the ‘Aotearoa Business and Economics Research Translation Competition’, is led by the University of Auckland Business School.