Management Research Centre
The Management Research Centre (MRC) is a business research unit of the Institute for Business Research. Over the 30 years it has been in operation, the MRC has forged a strong link between the University and the business community through the practical business services offered. The MRC carries out financial benchmarking and business performance comparison surveys for a wide range of industry groups in New Zealand.
NZ Business Benchmarking Survey
The MRC has been working with NZ accouting practices for over 30 years to run a survey of NZ businesses. The reports generated have become the standard industry benchmarks for NZ SMEs.
Accountants in public practice can register at any time to participate in the survey and receive immediate access to our benchmarking database ...to read more
The full annual publication or individual category reports can be purchased for the 400 plus industry classifications...more info
Business Performance Comparison
Custom Industry Surveys
The Business Performance Comparison service provides a customised and comprehensive survey of the key performance measures in an industry.
The financial and non-financial indicators reported enable firms from within an industry or group to compare their performance with other firms in their industry and provide essential information for improving performance, budgeting and goal setting.
The MRC conducts surveys for franchises and industry groups such as Mitre 10 NZ, Road Transport Forum NZ, and biannually for Accounting and Legal Practices.
The MRC's quarterly client newsletter service provides Accounting & Legal practices with a valuable customer relations tool.
The newsletter presents relevant and timely articles written by practising professionals. This service is an excellent way to:
- keep in touch with your clients throughout the year maintaining top-of-mind presence
- provide interesting and up to date information on changes and issues that may affect clients’ businesses and/or personal lives
- initiate new business or inform clients of your firm’s current or new services.