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Accelerating Aotearoa businesses one technology generation forward

A joint report with Spark. Read more

What works for digitalisation? A review of international success

New Zealand has some basic foundations for improving digitalisation, but we lag behind other countries. It’s time to build depth in digitalisation. In the short term, this means strengthening support for the digitalisation of businesses and overcoming information asymmetries. In the l … Read more

Rural connectivity: Economic benefits of closing the rural digital divide

Chorus commissioned NZIER to assess the potential benefits of closing the urban-rural digital divide. We consider how digital technology improves how people communicate, work, learn and access services and entertainment. Read more

Fast-forwarding technology to address climate change - NZIER Insight 100

New Zealand has committed to reducing carbon emissions and working with other countries to avert the worst impacts of climate change. How the country intends to do this is not clear. Read more

Digital trade is the way forward for New Zealand

The introduction of digital trade initiatives as developed by providers such as TradeWindow will have major benefits for New Zealand supply chains. “The NZIER show that the benefits are between $9 and $18 billion over 10 years for those involved in New Zealand export supply chains if … Read more

Economic potential of cloud-based business tools

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Economic impact of research and development in the wine sector

Bragato Research Institute (BRI) commissioned NZIER to estimate the impact of research and development (R&D) in the wine sector, and the impact of BRI activities on the Marlborough region, the national winegrowing industry and the wider economy. Read more

The economic impact of GS1: In retailing and wholesaling industries

GS1 commissioned NZIER to estimate the economic contribution of using GS1 standards in the retail and wholesale industries for the New Zealand economy. The research scope was limited to the macroeconomic effects of cost and labour productivity improvements in these industries. Read more

Xero's economic contribution to New Zealand

NZIER’s economic modelling demonstrates that Xero has contributed $82 million directly to New Zealand’s GDP since 2011, generates nearly 80% of its global revenue from exports and creates jobs on average, 15 times faster than total employment growth in New Zealand. If Xero’s growth co … Read more

New Zealand services firms' approach to international revenue : a case study of the cloud-computing sector

Treasury and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) asked NZIER to conduct research which investigated how New Zealand Cloud-based companies thought about securing international revenues. In particular Treasury and NZTE were interested in finding out how current practice in market co … Read more

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