New Zealand Management

Articles from April

As I See It: Think Long Term; Act Short Term; Murray Wu Is General Manager, Corporate Responsibility at Kiwibank
What are NZ's major challenges for 2013? I am concerned about the "long tails" of underdevelopment that will create greater disparities and tensions if not addressed. The education system performs well by international standards, but Maori and Pasifika...
Cyber Crime: Cyber Threats and Data Privacy; Cyber Threats and Their Associated Data Privacy Issues Pose Multimillion-Dollar Risks for New Zealand Enterprise. but, Reg Birchfield Reports, Neither Local Business nor Some Insurance Providers and Brokers Are Properly Prepared for Both the Dangers and the Demands Presented by This Global Phenomenon
Byline: Reg Birchfield Cyber-related crimes cost New Zealand enterprise an estimated $625 million in 2011 -- and that's probably a conservative estimate. Reporting cyber crime is, like our awareness of the problem, well behind the eight ball. ...
Economics: Gender Pays
Byline: Bob Edlin Marking International Women's Day 2013 on 8 March, the Grant Thornton International Business Report published research showing that -- globally -- 24 percent of senior management roles are now filled by women, up from 21 percent...
Editor's Letter: A Heavy Price for Apathy
Byline: Toni Myers Is it apathy or preoccupation with the daily grind that's stopping us getting up in arms at the slow disintegration of the trappings of an informed, engaged society? First we stood by while our so-called state service broadcaster...
Execs on the Move
New Zealand owned IT services company CodeBlue has appointed former Palmerston North City Council information manager Brent White as general manager, Wellington, responsible for leading CodeBlue's team in the lower North Island. White has also held...
Executive Health: The Fight against Poor Health
Byline: Peter Tynan The world is enlisting businesses to help fight against poor health. It's common sense given the workplace is where we spend half our waking hours. It's where we make half our decisions on what we eat, drink and how active we...
Face to Face: Nurturing the Noble Business; If You Want to Create a Lovemark Brand, Then You Better Find the Love and Generate a Sense of Purpose beyond Profit, Suggest Colmar Brunton Leaders, Dick Brunton and Jacqueline Ireland. They Talk to Writer Vicki Jayne about the Philosophy and Values That Underpin Their Successful Research Business
Byline: Vicki Jayne It's perhaps a sad comment on the status of business in the social psyche that "noble" is not the most obvious adjective you might apply to it. Dick Brunton would like to change that. The co-founder and leader of market research...
Inbox: Growing Business Leaders in the Military
A number of successful New Zealand business leaders had former careers in the military. David McGregor carved out a formidable career as a public law specialist and recently retired as the senior partner of leading law firm Bell Gully. He puts much...
Inbox: NZ 'Least Corrupt'
New Zealand in general, and its public sector in particular, has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the least corrupt in the world. At the end of last year, the Transparency International Secretariat in Berlin (a global civil society coalition...
Inbox: Smart Headhunting Makes Savings for AMP
AMP made savings of around $1.1 million in 2012 using a new strategy for talent attraction and retention and focus on diversity. Shaun Philp, AMP's head of human resources, said an important change was establishing a centralised strategic resourcing...
Inbox: World Class New Zealanders
Internationally successful Kiwi innovators are the recently announced category winners in this year's annual World Class New Zealand Awards. The awards -- a New Zealand Trade and Enterprise initiative delivered by global Kiwi network Kea New Zealand...
Leadership: The Price of Visionary Leadership
Byline: Reg Birchfield Visionary leaders must sometimes just suck it up when things go awry. Besides, they are more often than not sufficiently rewarded to dull the pain of a dented ego. However, in the case of Solid Energy's now thoroughly debunked...
Managers Abroad: Accelerating Startups; Manager of Emerging Business at Mapping and GIS Company Esri, Myles Sutherland Is a Member of Kea in California
What prompted you to seek work out of New Zealand? I was playing basketball in the NBL and working at Trimble on handheld GPS/smartphone devices. I wanted a new challenge outside of New Zealand and was presented with an opportunity to move to Boulder,...
Market Insight: Mobile Marketing: Its Perks & Perils
Byline: Jacqueline Ireland South Korean multinational conglomerate Samsung finally reached one of its major goals last year -- unseating incumbent market leader Nokia, and leaving it reeling in its wake. Not content with that, Samsung launched...
NZIM: At Your Service; New Zealand, like Most OECD Countries, Is Now a Service-Based Economy. the Services Sector Accounts for around 70 Percent of Our Gross Domestic Product and Employs 76 Percent of Our Workforce. What's Driving This Dramatic Economic and Social Transformation and What Does It Mean for Managers? Reg Birchfield Reports
Byline: Reg Birchfield The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to recommend ways to boost our service sector's productivity. It considers the sector critical to the economy and to New Zealanders' personal "wellbeing". The inquiry...
Politics: Anzac Two - Separate but Joint
Byline: Colin James April is a month for thinking about Australia because it has Anzac Day in it: the day we two countries separately commemorate our joint defeat in Gallipoli. Separate-but-joint defines us. Each country puts different weights...
Table of Contents: April 2013 Vol 60, No 3
Cover Story: Technology Big Data: Big rewards Turning bytes into dollars: technology writer Bill Bennett demystifies this year's IT buzzwords -- big data -- and explains how fast moving companies are transforming terabytes and petabytes into...
Technology: Big Data, Big Rewards; Turning Bytes into Dollars: Technology Writer Bill Bennett Demystifies This Year's IT Buzzwords -- Big Data -- and Explains How Fast Moving Companies Are Transforming Terabytes and Petabytes into Business Advantage
Byline: Bill Bennett Imagine a computer system that can tell when a customer is annoyed. A system smart enough to know what triggered their dissatisfaction and able to estimate the likelihood of the customer defecting from your business to a rival....
Technology: Mega Trouble, Mega Opportunity
Byline: Toni Myers Not satisfied with much of the superficial media coverage to date -- some of it admittedly courted by the colourful and gregarious Dotcom -- NZ Management magazine wanted to find out what really makes Kim Dotcom and his colleagues...
Thought Leader: The Internet - a Game Changer
Byline: Vikram Kumar The archetypical internet story is one of young people working long hours out of garages, developing an online service that will change the world. Many of these ventures struggle and die unnoticed but a few bring immense riches...
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