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Meet the NZ CEO who caps his salary and gives staff unlimited annual leave

Sunday, 12 February 2017 1:35pm

Dean Hall, CEO of Rocketwerkz caps his own salary and offers unlimited annual leave to staff.  Dean is an an Otago BCom (Management) graduate.

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Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 1:25pm

It is time for big ideas and re-thinking the field of tourism as the world enters the current era of autonomous vehicles, disestablishment of the political system, the sharing economy, the impact of visitor congestion at UNESCO places, and changes at destinations because of climate change.

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Otago MBA degree judged amongst world’s best

Friday, 13 January 2017 11:26am

Otago Business School’s MBA degree has been judged amongst the world’s best in new international rankings released today.

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Michael Winikoff featured in He Kitenga research magazine

Sunday, 1 January 2017 1:43pm

As robots and other autonomous systems become more widely used, how can we trust them to do what they should?

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Holger Regenbrecht featured in He Kitenga research magazine

Sunday, 1 January 2017 12:44pm

Otago researchers are leading the way in exploring real-world applications for augmented reality.

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Case competition win for Otago

Thursday, 27 October 2016 8:26am

An Otago team defeated 11 other universities to win the 2016 Student Development Society International Business Case Competition in Queenstown.

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PM announces University of Otago partnership with Bombay teaching institute

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 7:21am

Prime Minister John Key has announced from Delhi an important MOU between the University of Otago and a prestigious educational institute in Bombay to foster a new and exciting teaching collaboration between the two organisations.

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BSE Institute Ltd (Mumbai) MoU signed

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:00am

On 26 October 2016, Prime Minister John Key announced from Delhi the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Otago and the BSE Institute Ltd (BSE-I), Mumbai. The MoU was co-signed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne and Mr Ambarish Datta, Managing Director, BSE-I.

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BSE Institute Ltd (Mumbai) MoU signed

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:00am

On 26 October 2016, Prime Minister John Key announced from Delhi the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the University of Otago and the BSE Institute Ltd (BSE-I), Mumbai. The MoU was co-signed by Vice-Chancellor Professor Harlene Hayne and Mr Ambarish Datta, Managing Director, BSE-I.

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CSIS Seminar by Tony Savarimuthu

Friday, 7 October 2016 12:45pm

What is expected to happen vs. what happens - A process mining based study of decision-making processes in Python

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CSIS Seminar by Hamza Bennani

Friday, 30 September 2016 3:23pm

Seminar by Hamza Bennani, from the Department of Computer Science, titled "Three Dimensional Reconstruction of Human Lumbar Spine from Bi-planar X-rays".

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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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Smokefree researchers call for stronger regulation of roll-your-own tobacco

Monday, 19 September 2016 2:16pm

Smokefree researchers at the University of Otago are calling on policy makers to develop stronger regulation of roll-your-own (RYO) tobacco. 

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University announces next Dean of Otago Business School

Monday, 18 July 2016 12:15pm

The University of Otago has appointed Professor Robin Gauld as the next Dean of the University’s Otago Business School.

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Biz4Taiohi 2016

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 12:00am

Thirty senior Māori students and their teachers from across 10 Dunedin secondary schools were exposed to the world of business and innovation from a uniquely kaupapa Māori perspective as part of the 3rd Annual Biz4Taiohi.

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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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News & events archive

Thursday, 7 April 2016 10:18am

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Making cigarette sticks unattractive next step for plain packaging

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 1:26pm

As New Zealand moves towards legislating for plain packaging of cigarettes, the Government should consider measures that extend and improve upon Australia’s model, ASPIRE2025 researchers from the University of Otago believe.

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Otago professor becomes Fellow of the Academy of International Business

Wednesday, 23 March 2016 12:00am

Otago Business School Professor Elizabeth L Rose has been elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business (AIB). The AIB says that the Fellows are a select group of distinguished members recognised for their outstanding contributions to scholarly development in the field of international business, or for their significant contribution to the academy.

Read more in the Otago Bulletin Board.

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Expert lambasts new green plane tech

Sunday, 13 March 2016 12:00am

Media and aviation industry hype about the sustainability of new flying technologies for air travel is overstated, a tourism expert Professor James Higham says.

Read and listen to the full story at Radio NZ

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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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“Myths” behind tech solutions to aviation’s climate change crisis explored

Monday, 7 March 2016 1:30pm

Climate-damaging emissions from aviation will continue to rise despite the best efforts of the airline industry to make air travel sustainable, a new study co-authored by a University of Otago researcher suggests.

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Commerce Building redevelopment announced

Tuesday, 1 March 2016 12:00am

The University of Otago Commerce Building is about to enter a new era. The University is planning to redevelop levels two and three within the Commerce Building, bringing it into line with a more modern learning environment.

Read more in the Otago Bulletin Board.

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English towns with a Jewish heritage more tolerant of modern-day immigration

Tuesday, 2 February 2016 10:34am

Modern-day tolerance towards immigrants is significantly higher in English towns that welcomed medieval Jews, according to new research into persistent regional variations in attitudes to immigration.

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Canny move to align NZ with Asian world

Thursday, 17 December 2015 12:00am

New Zealand could do well in an Asian world, writes International Business Candidate Pramuk Perera.

Swedish statistician Hans Rosling once said: ‘‘The world will be normal again; it will be an Asian world, as it always was, except for these last thousand years. They are working like hell to make that happen, whereas we are consuming like hell.''

New Zealand's international relations, international trade and international business policies will determine where this country will stand in the Asian world.

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story.

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Big Data Symposium A Success

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 12:00am

The recent "Big Data and Organisational Performance" symposium hosted by the Otago Business School's Centre for Organisational Performance Measurement and Management (COPMM) has been declared a great success, according to COPMM Chair, Professor Ralph Adler

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University Of Otago’s Business School among world’s best

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 12:00am

The University of Otago’s Business School has been re-accredited with the respected international EQUIS accreditation.

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Does Tall Poppy Syndrome really impact business owners in New Zealand?

Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:00am

Otago Business School's Dr Jodyanne Kirkwood & Dr Tarja Viitanen have surveyed 217 business owners about Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) and how it affects them in their decision making in their businesses. Around three-quarters of business owners believed that Tall Poppy Syndrome exists in New Zealand. Forty-two percent of respondents believed that they had experienced TPS in their position as a business owner.

Check out their findings and potential solutions at #nzentrepreneur

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Thieves online and eyeing your home

Sunday, 11 October 2015 12:00am

Social media experts and security professionals are warning of increasingly savvy thieves who are using social media to track their victims' movements, identify loot and plan the best time to commit a burglary.

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story.

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The TPP and the SME: what the TPP means for small business NZ

Tuesday, 6 October 2015 12:00am

International Business PhD Candidate Pramuk Perera says the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will give New Zealand businesses access to multiple new markets, reducing our reliance on China and Australia and improving the country’s efforts towards ongoing business sustainability.  New Zealand companies need to move away from just selling products and services, he says, and should try their best to exploit the avenues opened up by the TPP to “build their brands”.

Visit idealog.co.nz for the full story.

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2015 Audacious Winners Announced

Monday, 28 September 2015 12:00am

Mashkoor Ahmad is full of bright ideas.

Mr Ahmad, who is completing a PhD in management at the University of Otago, was team leader of LED Light Australasia, the winner of this year's Audacious business challenge.

He and fellow team members Giovanni Stephens and Namfon Kumsem impressed the judges of the student start-up competition.

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story.

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2015 OUSA Teaching Awards

Thursday, 24 September 2015 12:00am

OUSA Teaching Awards - Congratulations to Associate Professor Nathan Berg (Economics) and Nicola Beatson (Accounting & Finance) for making the Top 10 list in this year's awards, and to Dr David Bishop (Marketing) who won the 2015 OUSA Prerogative Award.

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story.

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Associate Minister for Tourism Hon Paula Bennett outlines tourism priorities for the future

Friday, 18 September 2015 12:00am

Associate Minister for Tourism Hon Paula Bennett outlines tourism priorities for the future when addressing Tourism staff and students at the Otago Business School.

Visit the Channel 39 to view the video clip.

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Master of Finance first, then a job with Goldman Sachs

Friday, 28 August 2015 12:00am

After completing his Bachelor of Commerce at Otago, majoring in finance, James Butchers is now working on a Master of Finance, and will then take up a role with international banking firm Goldman Sachs.

View his postgraduate profile for the full story.

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Hot competition in 3MT finals

Thursday, 27 August 2015 12:00am

Accounting and sharks ruled the day at the 2015 Otago Three Minute Thesis Finals last night.  Ten Master's and PhD research students took just 180 seconds to explain their thesis topics to an "intelligent but non-specialist audience", Graduate Research School Manager Claire Gallop says.

Otago Business School Master's student Nicola Beatson won the Master's section.

Visit the Otago Bulletin Board for the full story.

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Study points to Kiwis having become more frugal in wake of GFC

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:55am

A newly released University of Otago study of consumer lifestyles suggests many Kiwis have become thriftier and more closely aligned with traditional values in the wake of the global financial crisis (GFC). The study also indicates a growing concern for the environment and sustainable consumption.

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Trade agreements boost NZ dairy’s prosperity

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 10:12am

Trade agreements, such as the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) currently being negotiated, have a positive effect on New Zealand’s dairy industry, University of Otago PhD candidate Pramuk Perera has found.

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Online MBA hitting the right note

Friday, 21 August 2015 12:00am

Otago’s new online Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme has begun so well that a second intake is planned for next month.

The first cohort started in May 2015, with 26 enrolled students from New Zealand, Australia, and as far afield as Saudi Arabia.

Visit the Otago Bulletin Board for the full story.

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Wrestlemania v's life as an accountant

Thursday, 30 July 2015 12:00am

Mild mannered Invercargill accountant Troy Crosbie wrestles numbers by day and people by night as pro wrestler ''Powerhouse'' T-Rex, and is far from out for the count!

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story.

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World Vision continues working with the University

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:00am

This week the University of Otago re-signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Vision.

The MoU, originally signed in 2013, is a first for a New Zealand academic institution and the New Zealand office of World Vision.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Harlene Hayne acknowledged the value of the partnership and welcomed re-signing the MoU.

Visit the Otago Bulletin Board for the full story.

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Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (National Maori Accountants Network)

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 12:00am

Otago Business School Accounting and Economics BCom student Eva Duncan has been awarded the National Suzanne Spencer Memorial scholarship valued at $6000. She received the award at the Ngā Kaitatau Māori o Aotearoa (National Maori Accountants Network) Conference in Auckland.

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Selling our schools

Monday, 27 July 2015 12:00am

Nothing epitomises our market-oriented education system like the frenzy of school open days and open nights. Bruce Munro pauses amid all the hype to ask whether this brand-driven, competitive model is the best way to give our children a high-quality education.  Associate Professor Rob Aitken talks about the marketing of secondary schools.

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story.

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Rooms to let from other side of world

Saturday, 27 June 2015 12:00am

Tim Calder was just 18 when he bought his first student flat in Dunedin.

Now, the University of Otago graduate has 10 flats in his property portfolio and keeps track of them from Germany, where he works for an investment bank.

Although it might seem a logistical headache, given that Mr Calder lives on the other side of the world, it led him to develop better methods of communication, both for his tenants and his Prime Campus team.

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story.

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Nepalese quake inspires winner of global business competition

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:20am

Hamish Anson (Accounting/Management student) has achieved global success by leading a team that won the Supreme Award at this year's Global Enterprise Competition. His team, located around the world (NZ, Nepal, The Netherlands & Finland) were inspired by one team member's personal experience of the Nepalese quakes (losing 5 family members).

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Otago students gain Asia scholarships

Tuesday, 9 June 2015 10:20am

Seventeen University of Otago Business School students have been awarded Prime Minister's Scholarships for Asia to continue their studies there.

A group of 12 students will attend the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics' summer school for nine weeks.

Another five students will be placed in different parts of China and in Singapore.

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story

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Dunedin, Diving and Dina

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:00am

Traveling was what attracted Nurdina Prasetyo, also known as Dina, to enrol at Bandung Institute of Tourism (Indonesia), and major in Tourism Management.  Little did she know then that later she'd travel half way around the world to enrol at the Otago Business School to complete a PhD in Tourism.  Her thesis explores best practice approaches in integrating indigenous knowledge and practices into a sustainable marine ecotourism development, with a focus on the case study of scuba diving tourism in Misool, Raja Ampat.

Visit the Student Globe website for Dina's full story and Q & A about life at Otago and studying towards completing her PhD.

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Otago to confer honorary doctorate on respected business leader

Thursday, 14 May 2015 2:06pm

The University will this weekend confer an honorary Doctor of Commerce degree on one of its distinguished graduates, Mr Ian Farrant, CNZM.

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Attitudes matter when it comes to sustainable fashion

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:20am

New research from the Department of Marketing could have you thinking twice about how you buy your clothes.

In exploratory research recently published in the International Journal of Consumer Studies, Associate Professor Lisa McNeill, along with co-author Rebecca Moore, examined consumer attitudes toward sustainable fashion products, ethical fashion purchasing and how those attitudes translate into behaviour when it comes to buying fashion.

More information here.

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Tall Poppy Syndrome research intriguing

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 10:20am

Jodyanne Kirkwood had never really thought about Tall Poppy Syndrome and its effect on entrepreneurs until she started her PhD.

Her topic was around motivations for becoming an entrepreneur and the subject kept cropping up during interviews, something she was not expecting.

It has subsequently led to a study on Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) and how it affected New Zealand business owners.

Visit the Otago Daily Times for the full story

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New Canon Scholarship recognises Otago Business School students’ excellence

Thursday, 12 March 2015 12:46pm

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Descent from ancient plough-using societies linked to higher male cancer risk

Thursday, 5 March 2015 12:21pm

The ratio of male cancer risk to female risk is significantly higher in populations descended from societies that adopted the plough during the Neolithic period, according to intriguing University of Otago research.

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Renewed call in Lancet for Governments to get smart to curb obesity

Friday, 20 February 2015 10:02am

A University of Otago economist has written in the latest issue of the prestigious medical journal The Lancet that Government policy-makers serious about curbing the obesity epidemic should take into account the evidence from behavioural sciences about how people choose their food – and not just listen to the food industry.

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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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Māori Enterprise thriving at Otago Polytechnic and Otago’s School of Business

Friday, 19 December 2014 5:20pm

The University of Otago and the Otago Polytechnic are collaborating with the IP Commercialisation Company and Te Puni Kōkiri on an innovative student enterprise programme, He Kākano, which has been run for a second year over November and December, 2014.

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Fuel poverty research supported by postgraduate scholarship

Thursday, 18 December 2014 11:13am

University of Otago Marketing PhD student Fatima McKague has been awarded the Todd Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in Energy Research to investigate fuel poverty in New Zealand.

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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 Business School Executive Programmes gains Investors in People Accreditation

Wednesday, 3 December 2014 10:20am

The University of Otago’s Executive Programmes which operates within its Business School is the first New Zealand university department to gain accreditation to the Investors in People (IIP) standard.

The Investors in People accreditation framework, used by over 20,000 businesses globally, is a people-orientated management process, applied by organisations and commercial companies to boost performance by helping employees to reach their true potential.

Read the full article on the Investors In People website.

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Study shows more “quit” stimulus needed on cigarette packs

Monday, 10 November 2014 3:38pm

New research from the University of Otago, published recently in the prestigious BMJ-owned journal Tobacco Control, suggests tobacco plain packaging would be enhanced by clearer and more visually striking Quitline information.

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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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Otago Business School PhD candidate is a man on a mission

Monday, 13 October 2014 10:20am

Raymond Xia has a mission – to bring understanding of the Chinese consumer to the Western marketing world.  The former head of brand for Red Bull in China is in Dunedin studying for his PhD at the Otago Business School, another step on his journey to spread the word.

Read the full article from the Otago Bulletin Board

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Otago PhD candidate Appointed to ANZAM Board of Directors

Thursday, 2 October 2014 10:20am

At its meeting last week the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Board unanimously approved Otago Business School's Management PhD candidate Andrei Lux's application to become one of the ANZAM Doctoral Representatives on the Board.

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Young Otago student entrepreneurs blossoming

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 10:20am

Melissa Baucus wants to create a stronger entrepreneurial community in Dunedin.

Helping with her vision is the Audacious business challenge, the annual year-long student start-up challenge, and also the new start-up space, where anyone interested in start-ups can gather, she says.

Read more at the Otago Daily Times

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Friendly rivalry at Business School conference

Thursday, 25 September 2014 10:20am

A conference at Otago’s Business School earlier this week celebrated research and tested the rivalry between departments with a Three Minute Thesis-style competition for staff – the Academic Interdepartmental Shield Challenge.

Read more on the Otago Bulletin Board

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Entrepreneurs' club in embryo

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:20am

When it came to recruiting students at yesterday's Be Your Own Boss Expo in Dunedin, Geordi Dearns had a corny idea.  Mr Dearns (21), who was seeking expressions of interest to form an entrepreneurs' club for students at both the University of Otago and Otago Polytechnic, was handing out popcorn to those attending the expo.

Read more at the Otago Daily Times

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Otago's MBA offered to world

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 10:20am

The University of Otago is taking one of its business degrees to the world by offering it over the web.  Executive Programmes Director Ian Lafferty said its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree would be available online as well as on-campus next year.

Read more at the Otago Daily Times

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Otago wins 5th Annual SDS 2014 International Case Competition

Monday, 1 September 2014 12:00am

The Otago Business School Business Case Competition team has won the 5th Annual SDS 2014 International Business Case Competition in Queenstown beating six NZ universities and six top international universities in the process.

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Otago wins NZ Marketing Association National Brand Challenge

Monday, 25 August 2014 10:20am

A team from the Otago Business School has won the 2014 NZ Marketing Association National Brand Challenge Championship beating six other New Zealand universities in the process!

It was an outstanding effort from the Otago team which included, Josie Cochrane ( Marketing & Psychology), Ryan Edgar (Finance & Marketing), Logan Edgar (Finance & Marketing), and Taylor Wheeler (Marketing).  The Team's coach was Dr John Guthrie (Department of Marketing).

Read more here

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The Myth of the Geek

Friday, 1 August 2014 12:00am

Stereotypes. They're everywhere in Hollywood movies: the dumb jock, the popular kid, the under-appreciated-person-with-a-heart-of-gold, … and the socially inept but academically brilliant geek. These stereotypes exist for a reason. If you're a rushed (or lazy!) scriptwriter, and you don't have the time to develop realistic characters, then just use a stereotype. Easy!

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Russia tests balance of trade, politics and allies

Friday, 25 July 2014 10:20am

International trade contributes nearly two-thirds of New Zealand's economic activities. Trade relationships are significant for the wellbeing of the country, which must find the balance among trade, politics and allies.

The crisis in Ukraine challenged New Zealand to demonstrate its balance.

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Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships Awarded

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:20am

Thirteen senior executives and business owners have been given the opportunity to attend the world’s most prestigious business schools after receiving Prime Minister’s Business Scholarships.  Otago Business School Master of Entrepreneurship graduate Lucus Quinn was among them.

Read more here

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From apprenticeship to Master's degree

Friday, 7 March 2014 8:31am

Jonny Collin's electrical apprenticeship set him on a path of learning - he's now a Master's student at the University of Otago

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Entrepreneurship at work

Friday, 7 March 2014 10:12am

Sally-Anne Kerr takes on celebrity branding for her Master of Entrepreneurship at the University of Otago.

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Combining passion and research

Friday, 7 March 2014 11:56am

Nurdina Prasetyo is studying scuba-diving tourism in Indonesia, while at the University of Otago.

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From Nigeria to Māori entrepreneurship

Friday, 7 March 2014 9:19am

Researching the concept of entrepreneurial orientation by Māori

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Electrifying project kickstarted Master's degree

Friday, 7 March 2014 12:05pm

Fergus Bevin-McCrimmon uses scholarship to fund research into electricity futures markets

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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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A man on a mission

Friday, 7 March 2014 3:39pm

Raymond Xia is on a mission to bring understanding of the Chinese consumer to Western marketers

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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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Software expert Otago’s new Professor of Information Science

Monday, 14 October 2013 2:38pm

A leading information systems and software engineering researcher has joined the University of Otago as Professor of Information Science within the Otago Business School.

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Fonterra’s false alarm shows danger of ‘crying wolf’

Friday, 30 August 2013 3:25pm

Although it is good news that Fonterra received the ‘all clear’ from the Ministry for Primary Industries yesterday, a lot more needs to be done to restore New Zealand’s reputation, say academics from Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Otago.

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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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‘Rubbernecking’ disaster tourism may produce backlash

Monday, 24 June 2013 11:15am

Recent research by the University of Otago on how best to operate tours focusing on the Christchurch earthquake, and similar disasters, has produced new findings for the tourism industry on avoiding negative reactions from residents.

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Management Student Wins Award for Leadership

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:00am

Working with a team of fellow university students from six countries in a global business competition was a ''great experience'', Sophie Pinto-Raetz says.

Reproduced from the Otago Daily Times - Article written by Sally Rae

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Otago appoints two new Professors of Management

Tuesday, 9 October 2012 3:22pm

The University of Otago has appointed two new Professors of Management whose research and teaching has a strong international focus.

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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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Otago appoints new Professor of Entrepreneurship

Monday, 18 June 2012 8:26am

The University of Otago has appointed leading marketing researcher Professor Sylvie Chetty as its next Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of its Centre for Entrepreneurship.

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Otago business student wins national award

Thursday, 14 June 2012 1:52pm

University of Otago Business School student Helena Langer, studying Management for her Bachelor of Commerce, has won the Global Leader Award at the ninth annual Global Enterprise Experience competition.

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Extending smoke-free areas outside bars could help curb “social smoking”

Tuesday, 21 February 2012 2:11pm

Smoking and drinking often go hand in hand. Therefore extending the smoking ban outside bars could help curb “social smoking”, a qualitative study published online in the journal Tobacco Control suggests.

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Otago Business School Maintains Prestigious AACSB Business Accreditation

Monday, 23 January 2012 8:30am

The University of Otago Business School has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

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Kiwi males take to grooming products – just not too many

Friday, 9 September 2011 8:45am

In a country besotted with its rugby and rural heroes, use of cosmetic grooming products has become widely accepted by young New Zealand males, according to a University of Otago Marketing Department study.

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University of Otago launches Master of Entrepreneurship programme in Queenstown

Wednesday, 11 May 2011 12:04pm

From July (2011), business people and aspiring entrepreneurs will have the chance to complete a University of Otago Master of Entrepreneurship programme in Queenstown.

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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.

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Research exposes “myth” that GM pasture will deter tourists

Friday, 1 April 2011 10:57am

A University of Otago survey of tourists concludes that it is highly unlikely that the introduction of genetically-modified drought-tolerant pasture to New Zealand would have long-term adverse effects on this country’s ‘clean green’ image overseas.

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Study finds insiders profit as companies falter

Thursday, 24 March 2011 10:05am

Insiders have reaped substantial profits from increased trading of a faltering company’s stock when the firm is renegotiating its debt, according to a study by researchers at the University of Otago and the University of California, Davis.

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Study finds greenhouse gas emission disclosures significantly affect company stock price

Tuesday, 25 January 2011 3:17pm

How much greenhouse gas a company produces has a significant effect on the value of the company's stock, according to an extensive multi-national research project involving the University of Otago.

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Larger cigarette warnings and plain packaging needed

Friday, 29 October 2010 9:23am

Young adult smokers between 18 and 30 are more likely to consider giving up cigarettes if branding on the front of packets is greatly reduced and graphic health warnings are significantly increased in size.

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Otago to host international business case competition

Thursday, 26 August 2010 2:57pm

The University of Otago School of Business, in partnership with the New Zealand Student Development Society, is hosting a major international business case competition at Queenstown that begins on Sunday.

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“Food miles” appear to have little impact on UK shoppers: Otago research

Wednesday, 7 July 2010 2:46pm

UK supermarket shoppers appear to attach little importance to country-of-origin as a factor when choosing fresh food items, according to latest University of Otago research.

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Case studies show potential for growth of Dunedin

Thursday, 10 June 2010 4:46pm

Dunedin has the potential to be a key hub if oil exploration does go ahead on the east coast of New Zealand, according to School of Business researcher, Dr James Henry.

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University of Otago's School of Business among world's best

Tuesday, 1 December 2009 3:01pm

EQUIS is a stringent European quality standard held by only 118 business schools in 34 countries. The EQUIS emblem identifies business schools as having world-class faculty, resources and facilities, and assures that current and prospective students are receiving world- class education.

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New cigarette health warning regulations not being followed

Monday, 28 September 2009 9:26am

The regulations on health warning images on cigarette packets are not being appropriately followed by tobacco companies.

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