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Ko te rangi, ko te whenua, te hua tangata
The sky and land are the common bond for all people
Te Au Rangahau Māori Business and Leadership Centre is based within the Massey Business School (Te Kura Whai Pakihi) at Massey University.
Te Au Rangahau (translating as ‘a pathway to Māori research in business’) aims to advance business and leadership knowledge that benefits the Māori economy.
We welcome enquiries from Māori and non-Māori students, researchers, academics and practitioners with an interest in study, research and engaging with Māori business. We are open to collaborative research across disciplines, institutions and borders on indigenous entrepreneurship, innovation, and enterprise, including supervision of doctoral and master's students in this area of research.
This report examines the financial capability of Māori entrepreneurs in Auckland and Northland. The report was done by Fin-Ed Centre, Te Au Rangahau with Poutama Trust.
This report outlines an environmental scan of Māori business in Manawatū. Prepared for Te Au Pakihi (Manawatū Māori Business Network and funded by Te Puni Kōkiri.
Te Au Rangahau is involved in innovative projects that help us to understand the twin ‘worlds’ of te ao pakihi – ‘the business world’ and te ao Māori – ‘the Māori world.’
Māori business includes Māori corporates, non-profits, community, iwi, hapū, and whānau enterprise that benefits Māori individually and/or collectively. This benefit can be financial, cultural, environmental, social, and spiritual.
Some of the projects we are currently engaged in:
A review of literature concerning the historical and contemporary structure or the Māori marine economy.
This project will develop an indicator suite to measure and infographically-represent the opportunities and constraints Māori agribusinesses experience between competing market,legislative, cultural, and social drivers. The final output will be an online tool.
(Ngā Pae o Te Maramatanga funded scoping study from March 2017 to March 2018).
Massey University Research Fund project from November 2016 to December 2017
A project with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi for Kimihia He Oranga, a Māori economic development group based in Gisborne.
Mentoring of Māori distance students by second and third-year Māori business students, which has contributed to increased engagement by Māori students with the business school and their studies.
The project seeks to answer the crucial question for an ageing population: How can government, employers and workers maximise older New Zealanders’ participation in the workforce? Te Au Rangahau is on the Māori Advisory Group for the project. It aims to contribute innovative and sustainable strategies to extend working lives and enable unemployed or under-employed older New Zealanders to contribute to the workforce.
Massey Business School’s vision is inclusive of Māori and aims to conduct research and teaching that is relevant and accessible to Māori. Te Au Rangahau is one vehicle through which these aspirations are being achieved. As academics, our intention is to do research that empowers Māori and contributes to Māori aspirations and wellbeing.
Matthew Roskruge (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Tama) is codirector of Te Au Rangahau and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics and Finance.
He has an academic background in health and population economics, and researchers broadly as an applied economist and social scientist. His current research projects include:
Dr Jason Paul Mika is a senior lecturer in the School of Management, Massey University at Palmerston North, and a director of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business and Leadership Research Centre.
Jason’s research interests are indigenous entrepreneurship and management and indigenous methodologies in business research. Jason’s doctoral research examined the role of publicly funded enterprise assistance in Māori entrepreneurship.
Jason is the principal investigator for ‘Entrepreneurial ecosystem efficacy for indigenous entreprenuers, funded by Ngā Pae o Te Maramatanga, and Māori responsiveness in mainstream organisations, funded by Massey University Research Fund.
Jason is a former management consultant with GHA and lead author of Te Pae Tawhiti: Manawatū-Whanganui Māori Economic Development Strategy and a member of ANZAM’s Indigenous Issues Special Interest Group.
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Last updated on Monday 18 February 2019