• 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.

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:

  • 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.

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

Head and shoulders photo of Farah Palmer Dr Farah Rangikoepa Palmer ONZMNgāti Maniapoto, WaikatoPhD (Otago), BPE (Otago)

Dr Farah Rangikoepa Palmer is a director of the Māori Business and 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.

Contact Farah

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

Research position available

Seeking a Research Assistant for Te Au Rangahau: Māori Business & Leadership Research Centre, Massey Business School

  • 6-months full time from date of appointment
  • Salary negotiable within range for the right candidate

We have a full time fixed term position available for a Research Assistant to work with Te Au Rangahau co-directors on the centre’s research projects.

Ideally, we’re looking for a candidate who has a PhD or is working towards one, and/or with appropriate research experience and master's degree or similar. The ideal candidate will have knowledge and affinity for te ao Māori, tikanga Māori and te reo Māori with an interest in researching Māori business and leadership topics.

If you’re interested, or know someone who may be suited to this role, please send CV with a a covering letter to:  Brigit Eames B.Eames@massey.ac.nz (ext 83074).

Salary range will be Junior Research Officer or Research Officer, depending on experience and qualifications.

Job description - Research Officer.docx (141 KB)

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