Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Purpose

The E&I special interest group aims to connect those involved in the research, teaching and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation. The world is changing, and the pace of change is increasing all the time. We need people to behave entrepreneurially so that New Zealand can shape what comes next, shape change, rather than merely reacting to what's already out there. Business research and education can help create opportunities, start new ventures and make new enterprises grow.

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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 86361

Dr Jason Mika BMS(Hons), MPP, PhD, ANZAMM

Senior Lecturer

School of Management

Dr Jason Paul Mika is a descendant of the Ngāi Tūhoe, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Kahungunu tribes of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dr Mika is a senior lecturer and codirector of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business & Leadership Research. Dr Mika's research interests include indigenous entrepreneurship, management and methodologies.

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: 06 356 9099 extension 86361
    Location: BSC 1.12, Business Studies Central (BSC)
    Campus: Turitea, Palmerston North

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons) - University of Waikato (1997)
  • Master of Public Policy - Victoria University of Wellington (2003)
  • PhD - Massey University (2015)
  • ANZAM Member - ANZAM (2016)

Prizes and Awards

  • Massey University Māori Doctoral Scholarship recipient for 2012. The award comprises a $25,000 annual scholarship for up to three years for a full time doctoral student of Māori descent. Only one award is issued annually. - (2012)
  • Finalist in the Three Minute Thesis Competition hosted by Massey University at the Turitea Campus, 28 August 2013, in the Japan Lecture Theatre. - (2013)
  • Awarded $1000 prize for research proposal entitled "Scoping the field of Māori enterprise: A study in indigenous entrepreneurial identity," by College of Business Research Committee, notified 4 May 2017 by Professor Kambiz Maani. - Massey Business School (2017)
  • Best paper award for the Critical Management Studies Stream at the ANZAM Annual Conference, Perth Convention Centre, 5-7 December 2012; Prize shared with co-author John Gerard O'Sullivan of CPIT. - ANZAM (2012)
  • Winner of the ANZAM Best Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Award Sponsored by: Macquarie University Department of Management and Marketing, 4 December 2012, Perth, Australia. - (2012)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Indigenous and Māori entrepreneurship

Indigenous and Māori management

Indigenous entrepreneurship research methods

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Business and Management (150300): Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services (150000):
Cultural Studies (200200): Languages, Communication And Culture (200000): Maori Cultural Studies (200207)

Keywords

Māori entrepreneurship

Māori management

Māori organisational development

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 1
Team Member 1 0

Current Projects

Project Title: NSC - Our Land and Water (OLW) Vision Matauranga Think Piece

Date Range: 2017 - 2017

Funding Body: AgResearch Ltd

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Awatere, S., Mika, JP., Hudson, M., Pauling, C., Lambert, S., & Reid, J. (2017). Whakatipu rawa ma ngā uri whakatipu: Optimising the ‘Māori’ in Māori economic development. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples. 13(2) Retrieved from http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/zV5d3eP2uJcdVCIhfvAK/full
[Journal article]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP. (2016). What is Māori innovation: To snare the sun, and then some.... Idealog. , 1-22 Retrieved from http://idealog.co.nz/contact
[Journal article]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP., & O'Sullivan, JG. (2014). A Maori approach to management: Contrasting traditional and modern Maori management practices in Aotearoa New Zealand. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT & ORGANIZATION. 20(5), 648-670
[Journal article]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP. (2014). Getting on with a PhD: An account from a ‘wanabe academic’. Matariki. 1(7), 7-14 Retrieved from http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/centres-research/te-mata-o-te-tau/te-mata-o-te-tau_home.cfm
[Journal article]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP. (2013). What is the role of enterprise assistance in Māori entrepreneurship? A doctoral study of Māori entrepreneurs of Aotearoa New Zealand. Meiji Business Review. 60(4), 137-160 Retrieved from https://m-repo.lib.meiji.ac.jp/dspace/handle/10291/16190
[Journal article]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP. (2003). Maori capacity-building: Shifting the policy settings toward Māori independence. Public Sector. 26(1) Retrieved from https://www.ipanz.org.nz/Category?Action=View&Category_id=103
[Journal article]Authored by: Mika, J.

Book

Mika, JP. (2017). Indigeneity and management consulting in Aotearoa New Zealand. In G. Manville, O. Matthias, & J. Campbell (Eds.) Management Consultancy Insights and Real Consultancy Projects. (pp. 1 - 272). Oxford, United Kingdom: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP. (2014). The role of elders in indigenous economic development: The case of kaumātua in Māori enterprises of Aotearoa New Zealand. In K. Iankova, A. Hassan, & R. L'Abbe (Eds.) Indigenous peoples and economic development: An international perspective. (pp. 151 - 176). Dorchester , United Kingdom: Routledge
[Chapter]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2013). Tūtara Kauika: A brief history of the Tūhoe Fisheries Charitable Trust. Tāneatua, New Zealand: Tūhoe Fisheries Charitable Trust
[Authored Book]Authored by: Mika, J.

Creative Work

Mika, JP. (2017). Indigenising commerce: Reprising the role of reciprocity in commercial endeavour [Artefact]. : Palmerston North, New Zealand
[Artefact]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP., & Mika, JP.(2014). Te Kahui Kahurangi. [Video]. Turitea Campus, Manawatu, Massey University: Massey University
[Film or Video]Authored by: Mika, J.

Thesis

Mika, JP. (2002). Capacity building. (Master's Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP. (2015). The role of publicly funded enterprise assistance in Māori entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand. (Doctoral Thesis)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Mika, J.Edited by: Bensemann, J., Toulson, P.

Report

Bishara, S., Selwyn, K., Kiwi-Scally, T., Hudson, H., & Mika, JP.(2017). Rukuhia te wāhi ngaro, hei maunga tātai whetū - developing productivity, innovation and growth: Final report. (Report No. 1). Auckland, New Zealand: Callaghan Innovation
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2017). Te Reureu Valley development project: Milestone report 3. (Report No. 3). Palmerston North, New Zealand: Reureu Kotahitanga Limited
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Smith, G., Gillies, A., Wiremu, F., Mika, JP., & Puketapu-Watson, J.(2017). Tairāwhiti Māori economic development: Critical analysis and strategic options. (Report No. 1). Gisborne, New Zealand: Te Puni Kōkiri
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP., & Selwyn, K.(2016). Evaluation of the Tairāwhiti Māori business hub pilot. (Report No. 1). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Puni Kōkiri
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Grimes, A., Mika, JP., Pomare, E., & Savage, S.(2016). Using Poutama Trust’s data to evaluate the success of Poutama’s assistance to Māori businesses. Wellington, New Zealand: Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2016). Te Uru Rangi Māori Technology Scholarship Programme: Business Case to Māori ICT Fund. : Te Puni Kōkiri
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2016). Super Saver Reward Me Lifetime Card scheme. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Puni Kōkiri
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP., & Hape, HC.(2016). Kahui Kaumātua: Exploring the relationship between traditional knowledge, science, innovation and business. (Report No. 1). Whakatāne, New Zealand: Te Puni Kōkiri
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP., Bishara, S., Selwyn, K., Kiwi-Scally, T., Taurau, M., & Dickson, I.(2016). Te Pae Tawhiti: Manawatū-Whanganui Māori Economic Development Strategy | 2016 – 2040. Palmerston North, New Zealand: Māori Economic Strategy Group, Accelerate25, Horizons Regional Council
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Joseph, RA., Tahana, A., Kilgour, J., Mika, JP., Rakena, M., & Jefferies, TP.(2016). Te pae tawhiti: Exploring the horizons of Māori economic performance through effective collaboration. Hamilton, New Zealand: University of Waikato
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2015). Evaluation of Waikato Māori honey wānanga pilot programme. (Report No. 1). Wellington, New Zealand: Te Puni Kōkiri
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Awatere, S., Hudson, M., Pauling, C., Lambert, S., Mika, JP., & Reid, J.(2015). Whakatipu Rawa ma ngā Uri Whakatipu: Optimising the Māori in Māori economic development. (Report No. LC 2425). Hamilton, New Zealand: Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research New Zealand Limited
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2014). A report on the efficacy of using the Poutama Trust database for research. Wellington: Motu Economic and Public Policy Research Trust
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Goodwin, D., McKegg, K., Were, L., & Mika, JP.(2013). Moving the Māori nation: Māori cultural development through physical activity and sport. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Puni Kōkiri
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2013). Economic development for Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust. Wellington: Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(1993). Maori management and learning styles. Rotorua, New Zealand: Waiāriki Institute of Technology
[Technical Report]Authored by: Mika, J.

Conference

Mika, JP. (2017, March). Te Au Rangahau: Advancing Māori business and leadership research. Presented at Native Nations Institute workshop with Joan Timeche. University of Auckland Business School, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.Indigenous entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand: Lessons for entrepreneurial policy and assistance. . Stockholm, Sweden
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mika, J.
Dell, K., Mika, JP., & Warren, L.(2017). Indigenous entrepreneurial ecosystems: A New Zealand perspective. . Atlanta, United States of America
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mika, J., Warren, L.
Mika, JP. (2016, September). Doing a PhD: Tales from a wannabe academic among other things. Presented at Te Mata o Te Tau Doctoral Symposium. Te Pūtahi a Toi Māori Studies.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP. (2016, December). Indigenous intersections with business: The indigenous entrepreneurs’ dilemma: Balancing cultural and commercial imperatives in business. Presented at Under New Management Innovating for sustainable and just futures 30th ANZAM Conference. QUT, Brisbane, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP. (2016). Enterprise assistance and indigenous entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand. In K. Bauer, & M. Mittelstaedt (Eds.) International Indigenous Research Conference 2016: Proceedings. (pp. 1 - 120). Auckland, New Zealand: International Indigenous Research Conference 2016
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mika, J.
Joseph, RA., Kilgour, J., Mika, JP., Rakena, M., Tahana, A., & Jefferies, TP.(2016). Te pae tawhiti: Exploring collaboration, good governance and active management in Māori enterprise performance. Paper presented at the meeting of International Indigenous Research Conference 2016: Proceedings. University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mika, J.
Wood, P., & Mika, JP. (2016, October). Cultural perceptions of money and wealth: An international survey. Presented at Exploring cultural perceptions of money and wealth. Westpac Bank, 16 Takutai Square, Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2016). The indigenous entrepreneurs’ dilemma: Balancing cultural and commercial imperatives in business. . Westpac Bank, 16 Takutai Square, Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, J., Bensemann, JM., & Fahey, N. (2016). What is a Maori business? A study of the identity of indigenous enterprise. Proceedings of the 30th ANZAM Conference 2016. (pp. 1 - 22). : 30th ANZAM Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Bensemann, J., Mika, J.
Mika, JP., & Ross, BM.(2015). Indigenous business and trade: Different cultures, same issues. . Pacific Gateway Hotel, Vancouver Airport Hotel, Richmond, Canada
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mika, J.
Haar, J., Roche, M., Brougham, D., Barney, AR., Mika, J., & Palmer, F. (2014). The benefits of Māori leadership in the development of positive leadership universally. A twofold investigation. In New Zealand Industrial/Organisational Psychology Conference, 3rd New Zealand Industrial/Organisational Psychology Conference
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Barney, A., Brougham, D., Mika, J., Palmer, F.Contributed to by: Barney, A.
Mika, JP. (2014). Manaakitanga: Is generosity killing Māori enterprises?. In P. Davidsson (Ed.) Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014, Sydney, Australia. (pp. 815 - 829). Brisbane, Australia: Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.Indigenizing Commerce and Māori Entrepreneurship: An essay submitted to the International PhD Student Competition, Management in the 21st Century, School of Management University of South Australia.. . University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
[Conference Other]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP.(2012). What is the role of enterprise assistance in Māori entrepreneurship?. . Perth
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mika, J.
Tinirau, R., & Mika, JP. (2012, June). Pinepine te kura: Nurturing Māori values and customs in business. Presented at 57th International Council for Small Business World Conference. Wellington, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Mika, J.
O'Sullivan, JG., & Mika, JP. (2012). Encouraging Māori participation in management education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Why it matters and how it can be achieved. New Zealand Applied Business Education Conference: Conference proceedings, 1-3 October 2012. (pp. 146 - 163). Hamilton: New Zealand Applied Business Education Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Mika, J.
Mika, JP., & O'Sullivan, JG.(2012). A Māori approach to management: Contrasting traditional and modern Māori management practices in Aotearoa New Zealand. Paper presented at the meeting of 26th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2012: Conference program and abstracts. Perth, Australia
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Mika, J.

Other

Mika, JP., & Mika, JP. (2014). Getting on with a Phd: An account from a ‘wanabe academic’. Massey University
[Other]Authored by: Mika, J.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • 2005- - Glenn Hawkins and Associates Limited
    Part of the management consulting team at GHA in Rotorua, New Zealand
  • 2004- - QBS and Associates Limited
    Part of the consulting team, providing business mentoring and advisory services

Languages

  • Māori
    Last used: Yesterday
    Spoken ability: Excellent
    Written ability: Excellent

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
CoSupervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

CoSupervisor of:

  • Lynette McCurdy - PhD
    The influence of tribal, commercial and community aspirations on strategic human resource choices, decisions in indigenous organisations
  • Neihana Jacob - PhD
    Marae: Surviving into the next Generation. Creating strategies for sustainable practises that ensure the long-term survival of Marae

Media and Links

Other Links

Publications and Projects

Select Academic Publications

  • Trischler, J., Scott, D. & Kelly, S. (forthcoming) Co-Design – Managing Customer Involvement in Service Design Teams, Journal of Service Research. 
  • O'Connor, C., Kelly, S., (2017) Facilitating knowledge management through filtered big data: SME competitiveness in an agri-food sector, Journal of Knowledge Management, vol. 21 no. 1, pp. TBA. ABDC A.
  • Kelly, S.J., Scott, J., Trischler, J., & Wojtarowicz, N. (2015) Implementing innovation policy in the local government sector: Analysing the efficacy of managerial flow, eds V. Vecchi, B Farr-Wharton, R Farr-Wharton, & M. Brusoni, Routledge, pp. 45-59.
  • Kelly, S. & Scott, D. (2012) Relationship benefits: Conceptualization and measurement in a business-to-business environment, International Small Business Journal, vol. 30, no. 3, pp. 310-339. 

  • Scahill SL, Warren L, Sayers J. (2016). Do pharmacists perceive themselves as entrepreneurs and if so how does this impact on their practice. The Institute for Small Business and Enterprise Conference. Paris, France.
  • Scahill S, Tracey M, Sayers J. (2016).  How are community pharmacy owners managing their organisation’s dual roles of being health care providers and retailers. Australian/New Zealand Association of Management Conference. Brisbane, Australia.

  • Gill, R. (2017). Entrepreneurship. In C. R. Scott & L. K. Lewis (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. Chichester, UK: Wiley Blackwell.Gill, R. (2017). The entrepreneur in the age of discursive reproduction: From whence comes entrepreneurial identity? In T. Duening & M. Metzger (Eds.), Entrepreneurial Identity: The Process of Becoming an Entrepreneur. Edward Elgar.
  • Gill, R. (2014). ‘If you’re struggling to survive day-to-day’: Class as optimism and contradiction in entrepreneurial discourse. Organization 21, 50-67.
  • Gill, R. & Larson, G. (2014). Making the ideal (local) entrepreneur: Enterprise discourse, place, and the construction of entrepreneurial identity. Human Relations 67, 519-542.
  • Gill, R. (2013). The evolution of organizational archetypes: From the American to the entrepreneurial dream. Communication Monographs 80, 331-353.

  • Cardow, A., & Wilson, W. R. (2016). The establishment of savings banks in colonial New Zealand 1840-1907. Journal of Management History, 22(4), 371-388. doi:10.1108/JMH-06-2016-0034
  • Cardow, A. G., & Smith, R. (2015). Using Innovative Pedagogies in the Classroom: Re-storying Gothic Tales as Entrepreneur stories. Industry and Higher Education, 29(5), 1-14. doi:10.5367/ihe.2015.0268
  • Cardow, A., & Wilson, W. R. (2013). Gordon Hogg: The rise and fall of an internal entrepreneur at Databank Systems Ltd, New Zealand. Asia Pacific Journal of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 7(1), 37-58. Retrieved from http://www.aabi.info/download/Default.aspx?classid=72902018968059904

  • Warren, L. and Smith, R., 2015. Rule-breaking and legitimacy: a failure of artful navigation?. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research21(2), pp.243-262.
  • Warren, L., & Scahill, S. (2016). Zeald From start-up to maturity. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 17(3), 203-211.
  • Warren, L., Marangos, S. and Thomas, S. R., Open Innovation: Barriers and Opportunities is the Pharmaceutical Industry, ISBE Cardiff, 2013

Select Funding & Initiatives

Year: 2016
Agency: Microsoft
Funding: $NZ71,469.41
Project Title: Cloud Computing in the Agri-food Sector: examining the influence of a disruptive technology on socio-economic outcomes and business effectiveness

Year: 2016
Agency: Massey University Strategic Initiatives Funding 2016
Funding: $NZ26,622
Project Title: NZ Collaborative Innovation Network (NZ-CIN)

Year: 2013
Agency: NSW Department of Trade and Investment, Regional Infrastructure and Services (NSW Trade and Investment)
Funding: $AUS 90,500
Project Title: GoBroadband – Coffs Harbour and Northern Rivers Region.

Year: 2013
Agency: Deluxe Asia
Funding: $AUS 10,800
Project Title: An investigation of online business models and their application in emerging Asian markets

Year: 2012
Agency: Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program Grant
Funding: $AUS 220,000
Project Title: Identifying target markets – Indigenous community directed capacity building. 

Year: 2015
Agency: Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
Funding: $150,000
Project: Gill, R. (PI) & Taylor, Z. (2015). Grow North: The innovation district. An assessment of the opportunities and requirements for growing an Auckland North innovation district. Project funded jointly by the Massey University Office of the Vice Chancellor and Auckland Tourism, Events, and Economic Development (ATEED). 

Year: 2016
Agency: Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga
Funding: $NZ 60,000
Project: Entrepreneurial ecosystem efficacy for indigenous entrepreneurs

Year: 2016
Agency: Massey University Research Fund
Funding: $NZ 160,000 (pool total)
Project: Pharmacists,  role identity and entrepreneurship

Select Seminars & Workshops

Sustainability in New Zealand: The Challenge for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
International Pacific Union, Palmerston North, October 2015, August 2016
http://www.slideshare.net/doclorraine/ipc8-oct

Value creation and digital disruption
Plenary, British Council Entrepreneurship Research Network Workshop, Islamabad 2014
http://www.slideshare.net/doclorraine/isb-mar262014

 

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