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High quality of entries commended at the Nz Business Research Translation Awards

Ngā mihi whakamiharo and congratulations to all who participated in the New Zealand Business Research Translation Awards 2022, who stood out for the high standard of entries.

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) hosted this year’s event, which invited business and economics-focused scholars from New Zealand’s eight universities to translate their research so that it is relevant to people in the public domain, including in business, politics and government. .

The 2022 judging panel included Spark’s Sebastian Watson, NBR’s co-editor Hamish McNicol, and Waka Kotahi’s Iain McGlinchy.

The judges praised the entrants, noting that there was “a very high level of submissions and the top half dozen entries in the open category were separated by half a dozen points (out of a possible 300)”.

Congratulations to all the scholarship recipients who participated and to those who won the main prizes:

First place, research established:
How are New Zealand agricultural cooperatives having a positive impact on climate change? By bringing farmers, managers and scientists together in the same room (Lisa Callagher et al., University of Auckland)

Finalist, Established Research: A sobering picture: access to alcohol and criminal behavior among young Kiwis (Alexander Plum, with Christopher Erwin and Kabir Dasgupta, Auckland University of Technology)

First place, Maori and peaceful research: Enhancing Pasifika Students Success in Accounting Education (Anil Narayan, with Irshad Ali, Auckland University of Technology)

First place, early career research: Food fad or future of food? Flexitarianism and the struggle of young adults for climate autonomy (Joya Kemper, University of Canterbury and Sam White, Lincoln University)

Finalist, Early Career Research: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Do Gender Differences Matter? (Mia Pham, Massey University).

AUT Business School Dean Professor Kate Kearins said the competition highlights the value of academic research to the wider business sector and shows the importance of making peer-reviewed scholarships understandable. for non-academics.

“Evidence is at the heart of all sound research – and the ability to translate that evidence is crucial for those who shape policy, make decisions and establish best practice. Far from ‘reducing’ scholarship, the process of translation is about ‘opening up’ and sharing important findings,” says Professor Kearins.

Thank you to all the universities that support the New Zealand Business Research Translation Awards: AUT Business School, Lincoln University Faculty of Agribusiness and Commerce, Massey University Business School, Otago Business School, UC Business School, University of Auckland Business School, Waikato Management School and Wellington School of Business and Government.

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