Institute for Business Research
The Institute for Business Research supports external research that connects with the business community. The Institute aims to provide research leadership to underpin the economic, social and cultural development of the Waikato/Bay of Plenty regions and New Zealand; develop a wide range of intellectual and professional skills needed to advance the complex needs of a contemporary business and enhance international connectedness leveraging from the Waikato Management School’s Triple Crown international accreditation. Current strengths include research relating to agribusiness; particularly supply chains; financial analysis and business performance; economic impact analysis; innovation; and the business of health.
Within IBR the Management Research Centre (MRC) provides research and information services to professional, state and business organisations throughout New Zealand. The Centre carries out financial benchmarking and business performance comparison surveys for a wide range of industry groups in New Zealand. The annual NZ Business Benchmarking Survey, run for over 30 years, is the MRC’s flagship service. The survey reports financial benchmarks for over 400 business categories, and is recognised by business practitioners and industry commentators as the accepted standard for benchmarking SMEs in New Zealand.
For more information, visit the website: www.waikato.ac.nz/ibr.