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Two-time 3MT winner loves challenge of event

Tuesday, 8 August 2017 8:54pm

Nicola Beatson of the Department of Accountancy and Finance clearly has a knack for presenting her research in just 180 seconds.

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Top accounting researchers in Dunedin

Friday, 23 June 2017 3:51pm

Some of the global superstars of accounting research will be in Dunedin next week for a Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance (JAAF) Conference.

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Volkswagen scandal “game changer” for financial markets: Otago research

Friday, 23 September 2016 2:21pm

The Volkswagen diesel emission cheating scandal has become one of the most significant business stories in decades, so powerful and sustained that it fundamentally changed the way the financial markets operate.

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Residency was chance to give back

Monday, 6 June 2016 4:28pm

ANZ chairman John Judge left Dunedin on Friday night with plenty to think about after his week in the city as the University of Otago Business School's inaugural executive in residence.

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Executive brings business insights

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 4:23pm

ANZ chairman Mr Judge is the business school's inaugural executive in residency, hosted by the department of accountancy and finance.

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CAANZ Fellowship Honour

Friday, 11 March 2016 3:38pm

Otago Department of Accountancy and Finance Professor Ralph Adler has been acknowledged for a long career in the accounting profession by being made a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ).

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Patents provide insight on Wall Street ‘technology arms race’: Otago study

Monday, 26 January 2015 11:51am

A new University of Otago study has used US patent data to shed light on the technological roots behind Wall Street’s ongoing ‘technology arms race’.

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Graeme Marsh to become Otago’s first Honorary Doctor of Commerce

Thursday, 11 December 2014 5:00pm

The University of Otago will confer its inaugural Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on retired Dunedin business leader and philanthropist Graeme Marsh this weekend.

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Otago study finds Finance company failure in New Zealand was predictable

Thursday, 23 October 2014 8:26am

Annual reports and other public disclosures contained enough information to predict more than 80% of New Zealand finance company failures that occurred during the recent financial crisis, a study led by the University of Otago shows.

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PhD targets Accounting 101

Friday, 7 March 2014 2:41pm

Nicola Beatson is an Otago PhD candidate, Teaching Fellow and Kaiāwhina, and a two time Three-Minute Thesis winner whose long term goal is to change the world’s view of accounting.

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PhD travel scholarship leads to Harvard

Friday, 7 March 2014 3:21pm

Otago PhD Matthew McCarten uses ANZ travel scholarship to visit Harvard Business School to present his research

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Study finds investors not put off by carbon bubble coverage

Thursday, 23 January 2014 4:37pm

Investors in U.S. oil and gas companies are not particularly worried about the effect on the value of their investment following media coverage and concern about a potential carbon asset stock price bubble that could cripple the industry, a new University of Otago and University of California, Davis, collaboration suggests.

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New Zealand investors better informed on expenses but not on par with Australia, says Otago research

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 3:25pm

Despite the introduction of new accounting rules effective from 2007, New Zealand companies still have further to go than Australia to show a higher and more internationally-expected level of transparency when it comes to the disclosure of expenses, says a new University of Otago study.

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Top 100 global ranking for Department of Accountancy and Finance

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:00am

The Otago Business School’s Department of Accountancy and Finance are used to playing the numbers game, but one number they’re particularly pleased about is their recent world top 100 ranking in the 2013 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Rules around “conflict minerals” likely to cost New Zealand

Tuesday, 21 August 2012 9:44am

The New Zealand electronics industry should be prepared to come under increased scrutiny and costs due to US legislation affecting countries whose trade involves “conflict minerals,” says University of Otago Accounting Professor David Lont.

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2011 will see the launch of the Centre For Organisational Performance Measurement and Management.

Friday, 25 November 2011 1:35pm

2011 will see the launch of the Centre For Organisational Performance Measurement and Management.

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Strong research focus for Otago’s new Professor of Accountancy

Tuesday, 5 April 2011 2:31pm

The new Professor of Accountancy at the University of Otago School of Business, Professor David Lont, believes the University is in a strong position to significantly bolster its research into the complex world of accounting and company behaviour.