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Cycling professors finish their ride

Tuesday, 24 November 2020 8:34am

Otago's cycling professors have completed their 1400km fundraising cycle tour for Pūtea Tautoko, the student relief fund.

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Otago researchers secure $17.5m in Marsden funding

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 11:18am

University of Otago researchers have secured $17.5 million in Marsden funding for 30 world-class research projects.

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Marketing students help COVID-hit businesses

Monday, 2 November 2020 3:04pm

Otago marketing students have produced in depth marketing plans and strategies to help local businesses hit by the COVID-19-induced lack of international tourists.

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Riding to support students

Thursday, 1 October 2020 8:21am

Three Otago professors are setting off on a fundraising cycling tour to raise money for Pūtea Tautoko.

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Making a world of difference

Thursday, 1 October 2020 4:33pm

University of Otago academics and alumnae have been named as finalists in the Women of Influence awards.

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Department of Management secures Human Resources conference

Friday, 25 September 2020 2:13pm

A middle-of-the-night pitch helped secure Otago’s Department of Management as host of a major international conference in 2023.

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Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey in The Conversation

Friday, 18 September 2020 2:52pm

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey has written an article for The Conversation.

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Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey: Is this NZ's 'most significant' climate policy?

Friday, 18 September 2020 2:52pm

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey was asked by Newsroom.co.nz for his opinion on climate policy.

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Dr. Muhammad Tahir Suleman published in Energy Economics (ABDC-A*)

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 1:13pm

Dr. Muhammad Tahir Suleman (with Muhammad Abubakr Naeem, Zhe Peng Mouhammed, Rabindra Nepal Syed Jawad Hussain Shahzad), a Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, has had accepted for publication the article “Time and frequency connectedness among oil shocks, electricity and clean energy markets” in the Energy Economics.

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Online learning company wins award

Thursday, 3 September 2020 11:57am

It's wonderful to see our alumni succeeding and that success being recognised. Here’s a story the ODT covered about the company started by MEntre alumna Bhavneet Chahal and Professor Paul Hansen.

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Success due to support, medication and sheer determination

Thursday, 3 September 2020 9:42am

New graduate Renee Bond lost count of how many nights she spent in hospital in the past four years.  

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Audacious winners plan business launch

Tuesday, 11 August 2020 4:54pm

Two Otago students are becoming entrepreneurs with their cheeky business idea.

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NZ-China agreement has brought strong economic gains, Otago research

Wednesday, 29 July 2020 9:34am

An Otago economist argues New Zealand should expand its trade agreements in the wake of COVID-19, as his new research shows the country benefited from the NZ-China free trade agreement.

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New model proposed to reduce carbon footprint

Tuesday, 21 July 2020 4:30pm

Prior to the global pandemic, climate researchers identified an uncomfortable truth: the very meetings and events meant to support the fight against climate change were themselves causing vast greenhouse gas emissions through international air travel.

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Best Paper Award to Department at AFAANZ 2020

Monday, 20 July 2020 1:32pm

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey, Professor Paul A. Griffin, Professor David Lont, Dr Antonio J. Mateo Márquez, and Professor Constancio Zamora Ramírez won the best paper in CSR at the AFAANZ July 2020 conference, with the paper “Shareholder activism on climate change: Evolution, determinants and consequences”.

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Dr Yongxian Tan published in Journal of Corporate Finance

Monday, 20 July 2020 1:39pm

Recent publication in the Journal of Corporate Finance (ABDC-A*). Dr. Yongxian Tan (with XuanTian, Xinde Zhang, and Hailong Zhao), a Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, has had accepted for publication the article “The real effect of partial privatization on corporate innovation: Evidence from China’s split share structure reform” in the Journal of Corporate Finance.

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AFAANZ Grants to Department Staff

Monday, 20 July 2020 1:54pm

Dr. Hoa Luong (with Dr. Mukesh Garg and Dr. Christofer Adrian), a Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, has received the AFAANZ Research Grant with the project “Financial and service performance challenges arising from climate change-induced natural disasters: Evidence from Australian and New Zealand charities”.

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Otago student leads team to award with at Global Enterprise Experience

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 3:57pm

A project led by an Otago student to save the lives of newborns suffering from jaundice in Nigerian villages that lack electricity is the winner of the Windeaters Social Entrepreneur Award in a New Zealand-led contest, the Global Enterprise Experience.  

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NZ records biggest GDP quarterly fall in 30 years, Otago economist

Wednesday, 8 July 2020 4:09pm

A leading University of Otago economist has crunched the figures for New Zealand and its major trading partners’ growth rates for the first quarter of 2020, revealing some startling results.

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Otago academic new Chairman of ConsumerNZ

Friday, 3 July 2020 2:49pm

Otago Business School’s Associate Professor Robert Aitken has been elected Chairman of ConsumerNZ - the country’s leading advocacy and consumer rights organisation.

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Otago making history with presidency appointment

Friday, 3 July 2020 12:46pm

Otago Business School Pro-Vice-Chancellor Professor Robin Gauld will make history when he takes over the presidency of the Association of Asia-Pacific Business Schools (AAPBS) in November.

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MBA launches in China

Friday, 3 July 2020 12:21pm

Otago’s world-leading Online Master of Business Administration (MBA) has launched in China.

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Rebuilding Aotearoa New Zealand

Wednesday, 1 July 2020 4:04pm

New Zealand is emerging from the storm that is COVID-19. A common analogy heard during lockdown was that “we were all in the same boat”. Were we?

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Student hoping Ethiopian cheese-making venture will help country develop

Friday, 26 June 2020 11:31am

Liam Arthur readily admits heading to the highlands of Ethiopia to make high quality cheese after he graduates isn’t a typical career plan.

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Otago academic behind world’s largest Virtual Reality conference

Monday, 15 June 2020 11:53pm

An Otago Business School academic is half of the duo behind the successful bid to host the world’s largest and most prestigious virtual reality conference in New Zealand.

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Otago among the world’s best for sustainability

Thursday, 4 June 2020 3:16pm

The University of Otago has been ranked 23rd in the world in the latest Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings.

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