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Dr Tu Nguyen published in Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

Wednesday, 23 June 2021 8:44am

Recent publication in the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (ABDC-A*).

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Sir Eion Edgar – valued friend, unwavering supporter and proud alumnus

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 3:55pm

Sir Eion, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer late last year, died yesterday aged 76.

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Top honours for University of Otago alumni and staff 

Wednesday, 9 June 2021 11:15am

An inspirational group of 21 University of Otago alumni and staff received Queen’s Birthday Honours at the weekend.

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Study finds women representation on boards affects gender inequality in firms

Thursday, 3 June 2021 4:59pm

A collaborative study by researchers at the University of Otago and Purdue University in the United States has found having more female representatives on a company’s board produces fairer gender distribution in the rest of the firm.

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Travel survey – we heard you

Thursday, 3 June 2021 3:59pm

While Otago staff and students are increasingly walking, cycling, and using public transport or electric vehicles, a rising number of staff are also commuting alone in a vehicle, according to initial results from our University-wide travel survey.

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'Course aims to inspire Maori entrepreneurs' – Nohoaka Pakihi featured in Otago Daily Times

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 10:10am

The Nohoaka Pakihi programme was featured in the Otago Daily Times. 

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Associate Professor Ros Whiting published in Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

Wednesday, 26 May 2021 2:12pm

The article is titled: “Century plus journeys: Using career crafting to explore the career success of pioneer women accountants”.

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Mana whenua consultancy and Otago Business School partnership solidified

Tuesday, 25 May 2021 9:22am

An exciting new chapter awaits in the relationship between a mana whenua-owned consultancy group and the Otago Business School.

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Tools for employability

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 10:23am

Knowing where to get started when on the hunt for your dream job is not always a simple task. With a new tool available to students, some have already had success.

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NZ Scholarship students journey at Otago nearing end

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 11:47am

For the recipients of the New Zealand Scholarship, studying at Otago gives them the opportunity to return home and make a difference in their communities.

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Recognising exceptional undergraduates

Tuesday, 18 May 2021 1:29pm

Not only did this years Prince of Wales Prize winner excel in his studies but he also contributed to the local business industry during his undergraduate studies.

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A bit of an adventure

Thursday, 13 May 2021 3:44pm

Cherie McConville says finishing her DBA reinforced for her that if you set your mind to it you can achieve anything.

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Strengthening the bonds of international education 

Thursday, 13 May 2021 1:48pm

The latest Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) class of Otago’s students based at Shanghai Jiaotong University (SJTU) is preparing to graduate next week. 

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Graduand powers through loss to continue family's legacy

Thursday, 13 May 2021 1:46pm

Moses Muhwannah Tekwie wants to use his time at Otago to honour his father’s legacy at home in Papua New Guinea.

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Fulfilling her parents’ dreams

Thursday, 13 May 2021 2:41pm

Everyone’s journey to complete their PhD is different, but for Easnin Ara there were quite a few more challenges than most to overcome along the way.

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'Children introduced to business skills' ODT article

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 3:14pm

Otago Business School PhD student MJ Kivalu and PIPE project feature in ODT article.

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Students for a cause

Friday, 30 April 2021 9:18am

A student with a heart for cricket and charity had an idea on how to use those to benefit others.

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Professor David Lont published in Journal of Business Finance & Accounting

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:38am

Professor David Lont (with Griffin, P.A), a Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, has had accepted for publication the article “Evidence of an Increasing Trend in Earnings Surprises over the Past Two Decades: The Role of Positive Manager‐Initiated Non‐GAAP Adjustments” in the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting.

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Dr Yongxian Tan published in Journal of Corporate Finance

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 11:37am

Dr. Yongxian Tan (with Shawn Mobbs and Shage Zhang), a Lecturer in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, has had accepted for publication the article “Female directors: Why are some less informed than others?” in the Journal of Corporate Finance.

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PhD candidate fighting fires and studying thrill seekers

Wednesday, 28 April 2021 10:39am

Many children have dreams of becoming a firefighter but not many go on to follow those dreams, especially midway through their PhD.

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Working for a bright future

Thursday, 1 April 2021 11:25am

Working for a bright future comes with sacrifice says a student with his eyes on the future.

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Students for a cause

Thursday, 1 April 2021 1:50pm

A student with a heart for cricket and charity had an idea on how to use those to benefit others.

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Scholarships provide support, opportunities and motivation

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 3:51pm

The benefits of an Alumni Entrance Scholarship range from vital financial support to increased opportunities and added motivation to do well, according to this year’s scholarship recipients. 

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Ten students from one Aiga

Tuesday, 30 March 2021 9:22am

Ten members of one Aiga (family) are currently studying at the Dunedin Campus in 2021.

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Dr Muhammad Nadeem and Dr Tahir Suleman published in Energy Economics

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 11:26am

Dr Muhammad Nadeem and Dr Tahir Suleman have had accepted for publication the article “Economic policy uncertainty, oil price shocks and corporate investment: Evidence from the oil industry” in Energy Economics.

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Reshaping tourism for a post COVID-19 world

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 11:20am

If we want tourism to continue in a post COVID-19 world it has to change to a net benefit model, according to Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Queensland’s Griffith University and Principal Science Investment Adviser at Department of Conservation, Susanne Becken.

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PhD Student Quyen Nguyen published in Energy Economics

Wednesday, 24 March 2021 11:25am

PhD student Quyen Nguyen has had accepted for publication the article “Predicting corporate carbon footprints for climate finance risk analyses: A machine learning approach” in Energy Economics.

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Otago Commerce student numbers show strong growth

Monday, 22 March 2021 7:53am

University of Otago Commerce student enrolment numbers are showing strong growth.

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Emissions the biggest threat to international travel – Upton

Friday, 19 March 2021 11:47am

The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton says that the greatest challenge facing New Zealand tourism is the greenhouse gases from international flights.

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Priorities post-COVID-19 outlined at Tourism Policy School

Friday, 19 March 2021 11:39am

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says planning is underway for a new-look tourism sector post the COVID-19 vaccination programme and when international borders re-open.

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Meet our new Kaiāwhina Māori – Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe

Friday, 19 March 2021 9:52am

Taikawa Tamati-Elliffe has recently started working as the Kaiāwhina Māori in the Commerce Dean’s office, a role in which he will support the Māori student body in the Division.

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Otago Commerce student numbers show strong growth

Wednesday, 17 March 2021 11:48am

University of Otago Commerce student enrolment numbers are showing strong growth. The Commerce Division has started the academic year up by 256 EFTS (Equivalent Full-Time Student) on the same time last year, or an increase of around 10 per cent in enrolments.

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Getting a taste of Māori business

Thursday, 11 March 2021 9:07am

Four Otago Business School students spent their summer as scholarship recipients, getting a real taste of Māori business. 

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Outgoing Otago Vice-Chancellor receives Honorary Doctorate

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 4:40pm

Professor Harlene Hayne, the out-going Vice-Chancellor of the University of Otago, will be recognised for her contribution to the institution with the conferring of an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree.

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Strong upswing in domestic enrolments at Otago University

Tuesday, 9 March 2021 2:51pm

The University of Otago is currently on track to record solid overall enrolment growth in 2021, with a surge in domestic enrolments more than offsetting the decline in international enrolments.

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Making tourism sustainable

Thursday, 4 March 2021 10:29am

The four suggested steps needed for sustainable tourism will be outlined by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton at the Heritage Queenstown on 18 March.

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New prize for University of Otago’s sharpest accounting minds

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 9:11am

A passion for the skills learnt in a University of Otago accounting degree led alumnus Christopher Walsh to set up a new scholarship in his company’s name. 

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Students gaining experience while helping charities

Tuesday, 2 March 2021 2:34pm

Bridging the gap for both charities and emerging professionals is the aim of the game for the team at Ignite.

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Otago Business School joins the Global Business School Network 

Tuesday, 23 February 2021 1:28pm

The Otago Business School (OBS) is the first business school in New Zealand to be invited to join the Global Business School Network (GBSN).

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Ones to Watch: Emily Watson

Thursday, 18 February 2021 11:43am

HRNZ Student of the Year nominee, Emily Watson, knew that she wanted to do something that empowers people to be their best in business.

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Internships an opportunity to apply tertiary learning in a professional environment.

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 4:03pm

This year, AbacusBio an agribusiness consultant company, have taken on 11 local students who are studying science, technology, commerce and engineering.

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