CONTENTS : FEBRUARY 2007, VOL 54, NO 1

Cover Story : EXPORT 2007 – CAN KIWIS REALLY FLY?
The feathered variety at least has an excuse for huddling close to home – but why are so many Kiwi business folk following suit? Is one of the biggest barriers to boosting our export trade lack of ambition? An excess of complacency? Or is it just too hard?
by Vicki Jayne

People Management : CHINESE CONNECTIONS: CAN KIWIS BRIDGE THE CULTURAL GAPS?
What’s the toughest task for companies operating in China – and why do Kiwi employers have an advantage? Ruth Le Pla checks out the ‘great wail’ of China – effectively harnessing its people power – and looks at some local recipes for success.

Survey : POLL GIVES GREEN LIGHT – BUSINESS BACKS SUSTAINABILITY
Should our government throw its purchasing power behind companies that embrace sustainable practice? Yes, says recent NZ Management/ShapeNZ business poll.
by Toni Myers

Issues : IMAGINE NZ – 2020 VISION
NZ Management decided to kick off 2007 by asking some of our top business leaders and commentators what’s in store for New Zealand further down the track in 2020. What will characterise its business environment and its place in global markets? And what challenges must we overcome to get there?
by Vicki Jayne

Face to Face : NIGEL BAMFORD: FIRING SOUTHERN SUCCESS
At just 30 years of age, Nigel Bamford is busy clocking up an impressive business record as Dunedin-based manufacturer and exporter of gas fires. And you get the impression that – like his product – he’s just warming to the task.
by Mark Peart

Education :HOW TO PUT ‘GENERAL’ INTO MANAGEMENT? BY DEGREES!
Is the MBA brand losing its business clout? How can it be made more useful and relevant to company needs? Vikki Bland asks researchers, providers and graduates for their insights.

Personal/Leadership Development : HOW TO GET HEAD START? KNOW THYSELF
Effective management and leadership require effective personalities; people who know who they are and where their strengths and weaknesses lie. So which courses and directions can help make difference in 2007?
by Vikki Bland

PLUS
• Editor’s Letter
• InTouch

Opinion

• Thought Leaders
Bryan Gould
• Politics
Colin James
• Economics
Bob Edlin

Savvy

• Bookcase
Vicki Jayne, Ruth Le Pla, Graham Medcalf
• NZIM
Doug Matheson
• Corporate Governance
Bruce Sheppard

Advice

• Techwise
Mark Evans
• After Thought
Kevin Gaunt

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