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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 0 1

Completed 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. (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.
Mika, JP. (2002). Capacity building. (Master's Thesis, Victoria University of Wellington)
[Masters Thesis]Authored by: Mika, J.

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
Co-supervisor 2 0

Current Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

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

Media and Links

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