The New Zealand Work Research Institute provides high quality research across a broad multidisciplinary programme concerned with people and work.

ANZOPOB 8th Conference

Come and engage with practitioners, academics and postgraduate students working on topics related to organisational/work psychology and organisational behaviour (OPOB). We welcome anyone with interest in work-related research and its application in organistions to register for this one day conference.

Mid-Year Newsletter

In this issue, we share our published te reo Māori report, celebrate our Health Research Council three-year research grant and reflect on recent events and engagements. Have a read!

Newly funded healthcare research

Professor Gail Pacheco has received a $1,088,386 research grant from the Health Research Council for our three-year project: "Ethnic differences in the uptake of healthcare services: A microanalysis". This research will add to the knowledge base regarding barriers and enablers to the uptake of key healthcare services for preschool children.

Ki te tahatū o te rangi: Normalising te reo Māori across non-traditional Māori language domains

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori (The Māori Language Commission) commissioned the New Zealand Work Research Institute and Te Ipukarea (The National Māori Language Institute) to explore the integration of Māori language and culture in organisations across New Zealand. This research identifies why organisations use, support and champion the use of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in Aotearoa, and the challenges that prevent them from doing so. Read the report.

Appointment to the Productivity Commission Board

Our director, Professor Gail Pacheco, has been appointed as a Commissioner on the New Zealand Productivity Commission Board. Gail's economic expertise on labour and health research themes, her strong technical background and extensive experience leading complex research projects led to her appointment. Congratulations Gail!

AAHANZBS 11th Annual Conference 

This is the Call for Papers for the 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Academic Historians in Australian and New Zealand Business Schools. This year's conference is themed Institutions and Change. Submit your abstract or paper by 2 August 2019.
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Price Effects of Special Housing Areas in Auckland

Housing prices in Auckland have persistently increased in the last decade. To fast-track development of housing, Special Housing Areas (SHAs) were created in 2003 to improve affordability. Dr Mario Andres Fernandez presents his paper investigating the causal effects of the SHAs programme on housing prices. This seminar is co-hosted with AUT's School of Economics.

The Effect of Interest Caps on Bankruptcy

Payday loans have the potential to both help and harm consumers. In this paper, Dr Kabir Dasgupta uses interest-rate caps as quasi-experiments to test whether access to payday credit affects delinquencies and bankruptcies. This seminar is hosted by the Department of Economics at Auckland University.

The Value of Care: the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement

This is an open event to launch the report 'The Value of Care: Understanding the impact of the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement on the residential aged care, home and community care and disability sectors'. Dr Julie Douglas and Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood conducted focus groups and interviews with managers and care and support workers to understand how the pay equity settlement affected them. View the report.

Productivity of Housing Construction

On 14 February 2019, the Productivity Hub hosted Dr Nan Jiang to present a literature discussion and scoping exercise of NZ's housing construction sector.
View presentation

World Internet Project: Results for Auckland

The World Internet Project (WIP) is a major, international, collaborative project looking at the social, political and economic impact of the internet and other new technologies. As a co-sponsor of the 2017 WIP New Zealand survey, Auckland Council permitted a booster sample to be collected and analysed for internet usage in the Auckland sub-sample.

Health Care Homes: Early Evidence in Wellington

Dr Kabir Dasgupta and Professor Gail Pacheco present a case study analysis of innovation in one part of the New Zealand healthcare system. This paper focuses on the NZ Health Care Home initiative and investigates the impact of its implementation on a wide array of health events.

Women and diversity explored at the Peace Symposium 2018

AUT Director of Diversity, Professor Edwina Pio, spoke about peace and diversity at the Peace Symposium 2018. "Peace-building is a multi-layered and delicate process. Beyond the absence of conflict, it focuses on restoring dignity and worth".


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