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Volkswagen scandal “game changer” for financial markets: Otago research
Friday, 23 September 2016
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.

Residency was chance to give back
Monday, 6 June 2016
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.

Executive brings business insights
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
ANZ chairman Mr Judge is the business school's inaugural executive in residency, hosted by the department of accountancy and finance.

CAANZ Fellowship Honour
Friday, 11 March 2016

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).

Patents provide insight on Wall Street ‘technology arms race’: Otago study
Monday, 26 January 2015
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’.

Graeme Marsh to become Otago’s first Honorary Doctor of Commerce
Thursday, 11 December 2014
The University of Otago will confer its inaugural Honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on retired Dunedin business leader and philanthropist Graeme Marsh this weekend.

Otago study finds Finance company failure in New Zealand was predictable
Thursday, 23 October 2014
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.

PhD travel scholarship leads to Harvard
Friday, 7 March 2014
Otago PhD Matthew McCarten uses ANZ travel scholarship to visit Harvard Business School to present his research

Study finds investors not put off by carbon bubble coverage
Thursday, 23 January 2014
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.

New Zealand investors better informed on expenses but not on par with Australia, says Otago research
Wednesday, 21 August 2013
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.


Tuesday, 25 June 2013

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.

Rules around “conflict minerals” likely to cost New Zealand
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
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.

2011 will see the launch of the Centre For Organisational Performance Measurement and Management.
Friday, 25 November 2011

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

Strong research focus for Otago’s new Professor of Accountancy
Tuesday, 5 April 2011
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.