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dc.contributor.authorTinirau, Rāwiri Stephen
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-30T22:24:41Z
dc.date.available2017-11-30T22:24:41Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/12465
dc.description.abstractOver the last three decades, there has been a heightened awareness and interest in tikanga in various sectors and industries, including business. There is currently some debate on the relevance and value of tikanga in Māori businesses and organisations, and this study contributes to this debate through an analysis of literature and case studies involving discussions with those connected to Māori businesses and organisations in a local, national and international context. The overarching research aim is: How is tikanga understood, valued and practised in Māori businesses and organisations? The study draws on multiple worldviews, as well as various methodologies and research methods, underpinned by values such as: whakapapa; ahi kā; tikanga-a-whānau, a hapū; tiakitanga; te ara whanaunga; manaaki tangata; and hāpainga mahi. The study also sources inspiration from a body of literature rarely reviewed in studies of business and management (traditional waiata), as well as the views of kuia and koroheke of Ngāti Ruaka/Ngāti Hine, Whanganui River. A literature review was also conducted on tikanga generally, and tikanga in Māori businesses and organisations specifically. All five case studies were able to articulate their understandings of tikanga, as well as cite examples of tikanga, the issues that prevent some from implementing tikanga to a greater degree, and the strategies used by them to introduce, induct, and infiltrate tikanga within their respective contexts. All five case studies were able to practise tikanga at various levels, and to varying degrees, within their organisations. It is clear, therefore, that tikanga is relevant, respected, practised and contested today in Māori organisational and business settings, as it was in traditional and post-contact times. Māori values and practices reflect customary notions and understandings, but are applied in contemporary times, places and spaces. Future implications that this study gives rise to include the development of a deeper understanding of tikanga in business; differentiating between tikanga, and kaupapa or kawa; acknowledging the fluidity of tikanga; and appropriate and consistent application of tikanga. Tikanga are protocols that inform a way of life, and as such, are informed by worldviews of those involved in Māori organisations, as well as kaupapa or kawa. A simple, conceptual framework has been created to assist with understanding the various elements that influence tikanga, as it is understood, valued and practised in Māori businesses and organisations.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectMaori (New Zealand people)en_US
dc.subjectSocial life and customsen_US
dc.subjectCommerceen_US
dc.subjectSocieties, etcen_US
dc.subjectBusiness enterprisesen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectUmangaen_US
dc.subjectTikangaen_US
dc.subjectRōpū Māorien_US
dc.subjectResearch Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Business and economics::Business studiesen_US
dc.titleTe kura i Awarua : understanding, valuing and practising tikanga in Māori businesses and organisations : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Business, School of Management, Massey Business School, Massey Universityen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineBusinessen_US
thesis.degree.grantorMassey Universityen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en_US


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