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Otago Business School fosters research excellence at all levels. We lead and/or collaborate with flagship research centres and research themes and support newly emerging networks. We work with a multidisciplinary approach to build exceptional research teams working with colleagues across the University of Otago and other institutions, nationally and internationally.

We also support the development of transformational innovations from individual's research that contribute to research advances and organisational development throughout the world.

More business research initiatives

1000 minds

An online suite of tools and processes to help individuals and groups with their decision-making, and also for understanding people's preferences via conjoint analysis.


ASPIRE2025 is a partnership between major New Zealand research groups carrying out tobacco control research to help achieve the Government's goal of a tobacco-free Aotearoa by 2025.

Climate and Energy Finance Group (CEFGroup)

CEFGroup undertakes high-quality, rigorous, quantitative and independent research in the areas of climate finance, sustainable investing, energy markets and carbon markets.

Competitive Advantage New Zealand

A collaboration with Victoria University of Wellington developing new models of how to build world-class businesses that take into account the distinctive challenges of New Zealand's small and isolated economy.

Centre for Organisational Performance Measurement and Management

Sharing and promoting innovative and best practice in performance measurement and management.

Centre for Recreation Research

Developing theoretical and practical knowledge about commercial and non-commercial recreation developments in rural, urban and natural areas, both in New Zealand and overseas.

Growth and Development Research Group

Applied economics research using macro and micro data.

Human Computer Interaction Group

Exploring technology for users using informatics, design and psychology.

Departmental business research

The Otago Business School is home to academic staff from a broad range of disciplines. Our research addresses relevant concerns in the world of business theory. We also maintain a connection with the real world of business through continually delivering our findings to the national and international business communities.

Visit our departmental research pages for more research within specific disciplines:

Postgraduate research

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Postgraduate research degrees

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