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dc.contributor.authorMika, Jason Paul
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-23T00:42:54Z
dc.date.available2015-12-23T00:42:54Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/7390
dc.description.abstractMaori entrepreneurship in relation to enterprise assistance is rarely subject to academic enquiry, inhibiting theoretical development. This thesis examines the role of publicly funded enterprise assistance in Maori entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand. Publicly funded enterprise assistance includes formalised business support—financial and nonfinancial— offered by government. Kaupapa Maori research is the overriding research epistemology, with Western pragmatism integrated within this. The thesis is critical, inductive and exploratory, using interviews for data collection. The thesis finds that Maori entrepreneurship is an expression of Maori selfdetermination, Maori potentiality, and substantive freedom. Maori entrepreneurship contributes to Maori development in terms of social, cultural, economic, environmental and spiritual outcomes. Maori entrepreneurs proudly identify with being Maori and doing business in a Maori way, predicated upon principles of duality, collectivism, permanence and intergenerationality. Maori enterprises are mainly defined by Maori ownership, values, assets and institutions, and represent the organisational context of Maori entrepreneurship. The thesis suggests that publicly funded enterprise assistance serves three roles in Maori entrepreneurship: (i) satisfying firm-level business needs; (ii) building Maori entrepreneurial capabilities; and, (iii) enabling Maori enterprises to develop. A conceptual model of Maori enterprise assistance is developed that illustrates the relationship between Maori entrepreneurship and enterprise assistance. The thesis suggests principles for enterprise assistance design based on an ideal delivery model. Strong support for the role of government in public enterprise assistance for Maori entrepreneurship is evident. Tribes also have a role in this, but are not to be viewed as a substitute for the government’s role.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectMaorien_US
dc.subjectMinority business enterprisesen_US
dc.subjectEconomic assistanceen_US
dc.subjectSocial aspectsen_US
dc.subjectEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics::Business studiesen_US
dc.titleThe role of publicly funded enterprise assistance in Māori entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Businessen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusinessen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)en_US


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