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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 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.
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:
• Entrepreneurial ecosystem efficacy for indigenous entrepreneurs (Ngā Pae o Te Maramatanga funded scoping study from March 2017 to March 2018)
• Māori responsiveness – what is it, why mainstream organisations do this, and what differentiates those that do this well (Massey University Research Fund project from November 2016 to December 2017)
• Tairāwhiti Māori economic development report (a project with Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi for Kimihia He Oranga, a Māori economic development group based in Gisborne)
• Māori student mentoring – 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.
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.
Dr Farah Rangikoepa Palmer is a director of the Māori Business & Leadership Centre and a senior lecturer in the School of Management, Massey Business School, Massey University.
Farah’s academic focus is sport sociology, sport management, leadership and governance as they relate to Māori and women in particular.
She was a member of the New Zealand women’s rugby team (Black Ferns) from for eleven years, and captained the team to three World Cups. Her work in sport and women’s rugby was acknowledged in 2007 when she became an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) and she was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2014.
Farah remains engaged in the sporting world as a weekly newspaper sport columnist and an independent director of the New Zealand Māori Rugby Board and was recently elected to the board of New Zealand Rugby. She has helped lead the Young Women in Leadership Programme and Māori Mentoring Programmes at Massey.
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 & 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 19 December 2016