Business and economy
World-changing ventures win 2021 Velocity $100k Challenge
21 October 2021
A new generation of start-up founders have been released into the world with the completion of the University of Auckland’s 2021 Velocity entrepreneurship development programme.
Time for bold action for children
20 October 2021
Opinion: The problems of inadequate income are not new, but are thrown into stark relief in the Covid lockdown, writes Associate Professor Susan St John.
Hydro storage would make wind power ideal low-carbon solution
19 October 2021
Researchers from the Energy Centre at the University of Auckland have been investigating ways to prevent power price spikes caused by the fluctuating capacity of renewable electricity sources.
Using brands’ high vaccination rates as a marketing tool
8 October 2021
Opinion: In part two, Mike Lee looks at how businesses can help increase vaccination rates and operate to keep staff, livelihood, and other customers “free from harm”.
Challenging the 'visible' and 'invisible' hands in Ant Group's IPO halt
24 September 2021
Opinion: There are appeals to Jack Ma to take a leading role among China's fintech giants to work with regulatory agencies to reinvent a more socially responsible microcredit industry, write Xin Chen and Xingang Wang.
China and the CPTPP - right move, wrong timing?
20 September 2021
Opinion: China's application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement comes at an awkward political moment, writes Associate Professor Robert Scollay.
Kua whakanuia te aronga nui o Te Whare Wānanga ki te ako mā te mahi, i runga i te rārangi o Best Maker School
14 September 2021
Kua whakaingoatia a Waipapa Taumata Rau e Newsweek ko tētahi o ngā Best Maker Schools o te ao, i te taha o ngā whare wānanga mananui pēnei i a Harvard, Cambridge, Yale me MIT.
Clothing retailer supports recently-launched Toroa programme
13 September 2021
A new career programme for first year Māori and Pacific business students has received generous support from clothing retailer, H&M.
Battery electric vehicles best choice to decarbonise New Zealand
7 September 2021
Research evaluating EVs on energy consumption and overall emissions found that battery electric vehicles performed best.
Student app wins MYOB IT Challenge
3 September 2021
Helping SMEs gain deeper customer insights while preserving limited time and resources is the focus of an app developed by students, which won the 2021 trans-Tasman MYOB IT Challenge.
Kiwishop: A novel solution to the supermarket duopoly
5 August 2021
Opinion: A grocery version of Kiwibank could help break the power of the supermarket duopoly, says Dr Mike Lee.
Summer Lab recognised for excellence in global entrepreneur education
2 August 2021
An intensive programme run by the Business School during summer break - designed to ignite the entrepreneur within - has won the top educational prize at the International Council for Small Business 65th world congress, held in Paris.