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Inaugural Professorial Lecture - Professor Brent Lovelock

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 - Archway 4 Lecture Theatre, Union St East, Dunedin
Professor Brent Lovelock delivers his Inaugural Professorial Lecture (IPL) titled: There’s trouble in them Thar hills! Bad nature, or simply new nature in mid-Anthropocene Aotearoa?

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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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Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

Thursday, 28 May 2020 11:09am

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive (73 per cent), and that many want to continue to work from home at least part of the time post lockdown (89 per cent).

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Staff publication in the British Accounting Review (ABDC-A*)

Thursday, 21 May 2020 2:32pm

Professors Paul Griffin, David Lont and Caroline Pomare have had accepted for publication the article “The Curious Case of Canadian Corporate Emissions Valuation” in the British Accounting Review.

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Dr Nicola Beatson on AFAANZ Board

Thursday, 21 May 2020 2:28pm

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Could working from home be the new normal?

Wednesday, 6 May 2020 3:05pm

Could working from home become the new normal in a post-COVID19 world? Academics from Otago and Ireland are working together to help answer that question.

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Air NZ could provide some answers for NZ’s ailing health IT systems

Thursday, 30 April 2020 4:08pm

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for an overhaul of funding and IT systems for the health sector and Air New Zealand could provide some answers, according to a University of Otago expert in healthcare systems.

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Otago MBA ranked 10th in the world

Thursday, 23 April 2020 8:18pm

Staff of Otago Business School’s online Master of Business Administration programme are celebrating, after their programme was ranked number 10 in the world in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, up three from last year.

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Otago online MBA ranked 10th in the world

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 3:50pm

A “relatively small business school at the bottom of the planet” is making waves in the world of MBAs.

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CPA Admission for Dr Konan Seny Kan

Monday, 20 April 2020 2:21pm

Dr Konan Seny Kan, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance has achieved the criteria for admission into CPA Australia.

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2020 NZX award for Dr Helen Roberts

Monday, 20 April 2020 2:51pm

The 2020 NZX award for Outstanding Research with Practical Application to the New Zealand Capital Markets was won at the NZ Finance Colloquium with the paper “CEO Pay-performance Sensitivity and Stock Return Variance: Evidence from NZ” by Dr Helen Roberts and Tyler Haslemore.

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Staff publication in the Journal of Financial Markets

Monday, 20 April 2020 2:59pm

Recent Publication in the Journal of Financial Markets (ABDC-A*).

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Aitken carrying on prestigious OBS tradition

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 2:40pm

An Otago academic has been appointed to lead one of the largest academic academies in Australasia – carrying on what is quickly becoming an Otago tradition.

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Bringing a Māori perspective to global discussions

Wednesday, 4 March 2020 9:59pm

Dr Katharina Ruckstuhl has been appointed to the international research board of ORCID – the first time any New Zealander has held such a post.

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Second Tourism Policy School to be held next month

Monday, 2 March 2020 10:50am

Industry leaders and world experts on one of the biggest challenges facing the tourism industry will gather in Queenstown this month for the second annual Otago Tourism Policy School.

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