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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 New Zealand Financial Benchmarking results for 2014 are now available.

“The sample of small businesses included increased once again for the 6th consecutive year, yielding over 6000 businesses submitted to the survey.”

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IBR Director

Professor Frank ScrimgeourProfessor Frank Scrimgeour
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