Welcome to the Institute for Business Research
Our business is adding value to your business.
Our people have a wealth of expertise in areas ranging from innovation to economic impact analysis. We work with industry, government agencies and other organisations to enhance productivity and contribute to sustainable business. We aspire to develop and deliver industry-driven research projects assuring quality outcomes and transfer of knowledge in an effective and appropriate manner; develop collaboration with existing local, national and international partner.
Our efforts actively explore opportunities to further align our business practices with societal needs and expectations, helping to drive long-term sustainability and shareholder value; seek out and support effective collaborations and partnerships with agencies, institutions and industry in the Waikato Region; promote academic research to further strengthen the Region and pursue publication in high quality journals.
The IBR through its NZ Business Benchmarking Survey provides robust financial benchmarking services to New Zealand accountants and the SMEs they support. We also provide customised business performance comparisons (BPCs) or internal benchmarking programs, for NZ industry groups and associations.
The Institute’s current strengths relate to agribusiness and particularly supply chains, financial analysis and business performance, business impact analysis, innovation and the business of health.
The NZ Business Benchmarking results for 2016 financial year are now available.
Over the 35 plus years the NZ Business Benchmarking Survey has been running, the University has worked closely with NZ accountants earning the reputation of a trusted independent source of financial information. The benchmarks reported are recognised by practitioners, government agencies and industry commentators as the accepted standard for benchmarking SMEs in NZ.