Business and commerce

With close ties to New Zealand and international businesses, our researchers are engaged in looking at a wide range of issues affecting this community.

Our researchers work closely with New Zealand and international businesses to contribute to better business practice. Our researchers, who have expertise in fields such as management, accounting, economics, marketing and information management, are based in Wellington’s central business district. As the seat of government, Wellington is the financial and administrative capital of New Zealand and our researchers have strong links with business, government and financial institutions in the city and throughout the country.

Researchers from across the University contribute different perspectives to business issues and problems, with recent studies looking at issues in labour economics, health economics, Asian business, productivity and Māori business. Our researchers’ expertise in all areas of business—from global macroeconomics to small business management—contributes new knowledge and ideas to the discipline, as well as practical research devoted to understanding how New Zealand enterprises can develop world class competitive advantage.