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Business



Working paper

The evolution of management practices in New Zealand

This paper examines the evolution of management practices in New Zealand, decomposing the overall change in the prevalence of particular practices between 2005 and 2017.
Guide

Identifying your climate change risks and opportunities

PwC's climate change and risk experts have developed this guide to assist organisations in understanding what’s required to undertake climate change risk assessment, and how to manage these within their existing risk processes
Report

Te Waipounamu and Asia: South Island business connections with Asia now and in the future

The purpose of the research is to gain an understanding of the breadth and depth of links between South Island businesses and Asia.
Briefing paper

Targeting net zero: a strategic framework for business action

This briefing paper provides practical and strategic guidance for how organisations can overcome some of the challenges that are preventing climate change action and how they can find ways to implement a net zero strategy.
Report

Co-op economy report 2021

The Co-op Economy is the only comprehensive report on the UK’s cooperative sector. It reveals that co-ops have become even more valuable to the communities in which they operate during the Covid pandemic.
Report

Productivity by the numbers

This report includes key productivity concepts and measures. It looks at New Zealand’s productivity trends, both the latest statistics and longer-run productivity performance, and what can be done to lift New Zealand's productivity.
Working paper

Of interest? Estimating the average interest rate on debt across firms and over time

This study uses tax data from the Longitudinal Business Database to estimate the firm-level average interest rate on liabilities.
Report

Cyber security research: business survey findings

The purpose of this research was to better understand the landscape of where small businesses are at in terms of cybersecurity. In particular, awareness of cyber security, attitudes to cyber security, actions and intentions around cyber security, the extent to which small businesses are trading...
Report

He Manukura: insights from Māori frontier firms

This report explores the opportunities and challenges facing Māori businesses in relation to innovating, growing and lifting productivity. It summarises the findings of in-depth interviews with 17 experienced iwi and Māori business people.
Report

Focused innovation policy: lessons from international experience

This report explores the international evidence and experience that may help New Zealand maximise the economic contribution of their frontier firms.
Report

Living on the edge: an anatomy of New Zealand's frontier firms

This report explores the key characteristics of firms at New Zealand’s productivity frontier through the use of Stats NZ’s Longitudinal Business Database.
Working paper

Benchmarking New Zealand's frontier firms

This study compares the relative performance of New Zealand’s firms to those economies using novel cross-country microdata from CompNet. The authors present stylised facts for New Zealand relative to the economies of Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Sweden based on average productivity levels, as well...
Report

Net-zero challenge: the supply chain opportunity

This report showcases the opportunity that all companies have for huge climate impact through action to decarbonize global supply chains.
Report

The future of the corporation: moving from balance sheet to value sheet

This report puts forward recommendations for companies to achieve effective stakeholder governance to assist them in dealing with the impact that stakeholder capitalism might have.
Report

CEW ASX200 senior executive census 2020

Now in its fourth year, the CEW Census tracks the annual progress of female representation in the Executive Leadership Teams (ELTs) of Australia’s biggest public companies. This year's report finds that progress in the number of women reaching senior leadership positions in ASX200 companies has...
Report

New Zealand boards and frontier firms

This paper presents the findings from in-depth interviews with 22 executive and non-executive/ independent directors of New Zealand firms. The discussions focused on how boards make decisions that would foster growth, scale-up, innovation and internationalisation – all of which associated with higher productivity and are...
Report

Firm dynamics and productivity growth

This document assesses the state of knowledge about firm dynamics in New Zealand and answers the following questions: 1) why firms grow? 2) how firm performance affects aggregate productivity growth? (3) what role policy can play in improving productivity growth. The objective is to identify...
Report

UK co-op economy 2020: a report on the UK’s co-operative sector

The Co-op Economy is the nation’s only comprehensive report on the UK’s co-operative sector. It reveals turnover, membership and employee figures for thousands of co-op enterprises across the UK.
Report

Sustainability for sceptics

Sustainability for Sceptics took place at King’s College London on February 6th, 2020. The aim was to bridge the gap between business and academia. This report details the output of the Panel discussion, the remarks from the Chairs of the working sessions and the output...