• TE AU RANGAHAU

     

    Ko te rangi, ko te whenua, te hua tangata
    The sky and land are the common bond for all people

Te Au Rangahau

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.

Who do we work with?

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.


Reports

Fostering Māori Enterprise Financial Capability

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.

Fostering Maori Enterprise Financial Capability Report (1,851 KB)

Māori business in Manawatū

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.

Maori Business in Manawatu report.pdf (2,042 KB)


Current projects

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:

  • Māori Marine Economy - A review of literature concerning the historical and contemporary structure or the Māori marine economy.
  • Toitu te Whenua, Toitu te Koira, Toitu te Tikanga - Whenua, Life, Values! Analytics for Sustainable Māori Agribusiness (2017 – 2019) 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.
  • 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.
  •  Maximising workforce participation  for older New Zealanders - 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.

An inclusive vision

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.



Our directors

Matt Roskruge Dr MATThew ROSKRUGE
TE ATIAWA, NGĀTI TAMA

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:

  • Māori economics & mixed-methods
  • Social capital and wellbeing research
  • Effective health systems and service delivery
  • Health Economics
  • Population, labour and regional economics


Contact Matthew

Jason Mika Dr Jason Paul Mika
Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu
PhD (Massey), MPP (VUW), BMS(Hons)

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.


Contact Jason

News

Māori Journalism Awards announced
Friday 7 December 2018
Māori journalism was centre stage today as Massey University hosted the Nga Kupu Ora Māori Journalism Awards at its Auckland campus.
Growing a successful Māori marine economy
Thursday 6 December 2018
Massey's Dr Jason Mika is helping to identify the key ingredients in a successful Māori marine business through a project funded by the...
Life after league: a health perspective
Monday 3 December 2018
New research has explored the health of retired Māori rugby league players to see if any health advantages remain long after the final whistle...
Honorary doctorate a double celebration for Sir Mason
Thursday 29 November 2018
On the brink of his 80th birthday and after an honours-studded career, Emeritus Professor Sir Mason Durie will receive a further accolade when he is...
Massey student at APEC
Wednesday 21 November 2018
Massey master's student Api Taiapa, Ngāti Porou, had the opportunity to see the cut and thrust of international politics up close and personal...

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