Welcome to the New Zealand Institute for Business Research

Our business is adding value to your business.

NZIBR draws on the expertise of leading scholars from the University's Waikato Management School to deliver research projects of high value to the business community and wider society, that will help drive long-term sustainability and shareholder value. Public policy projects are also an important part of our work programme.

Our people have a wealth of knowledge in areas ranging from economic impact analysis, strategy and leadership, to marketing, innovation and entrepreneurship. We publish high quality research in both professional outlets and in academic journals.

Waikato Management School is ranked in the top 1% of business schools globally, with our prestigious Triple Crown Accreditation from EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB.

NZIBR comprises of three research units:

Upcoming Events and Activities

In Search of the True Worth of a ‘Like’: A Network Externality Approach - a research presentation by Dr Gohar Khan

Date: Wednesday,  6 November 2019
Time: 11.15am - 12.15pm | Refreshments to be provided, bring your lunch
Location: MSB 4.02, Waikato Management School

Bring along your lunch and join in an interesting discussion hosted by NZ Institute of Business Research and WMS Digital Business Lecturer, Dr Gohar Khan.  Dr Khan's research demonstrates...

Hamilton Public Lecture Series - Professor Shikhar Sarin

Date: Tuesday, 12 November 2019
Time: 5.45pm - 7pm
Location: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, University of Waikato, Gate 2B, Knighton Road, Hamilton

The Hamilton Public Lecture Series introduces our newest professors to the community and gives them a chance to demonstrate how their work is having a real impact on the world…

A two-part presentation: Resilience and the Importance of Psychological Wellbeing facilitated by Dr Lucy Hone

Date: Thursday, 21 November 2019
Time:     Part 1: 12pm - 1pm  
Part 2: 1.30pm - 2.30pm
Refreshments: 1pm
Location:   MSB 4.02, Waikato Management School
RSVP: By 14 November 2019. Click here to RSVP.

Lucy currently works with a diverse range of organisations across NZ Aotearoa supporting them by building capacity and understanding of wellbeing and resilience. She will share strategies...

Women in Leadership Seminar - Inspector Freda Grace, NZ Police

Date: Monday, 25 November 2019
Time: Midday - 1pm
Location: Waikato Management School, MSB 4.02

A trailblazer in the NZ Police, Inspector Grace joined the Police in 1984, as one of only six women in her wing. Since this time, and after many highlights that she will share, Inspector Grace continues ...

Distinguished Visitor  Professor Brad Jackson, Griffith University

Date: 17 December and 19 - 20 December 2019
More information to follow.