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Te Maea: Māori Economy and Enterprise Network

The Māori Economy and Enterprise Network’s (MEEN) goal is to advance collaborative and interdisciplinary research and teaching for, by and with Māori and Indigenous communities and enterprises.

We aim to undertake relevant research and to develop the next generation of Māori business leaders. We work with academics, practitioners and community members from across the University of Otago and beyond.

Otago Business School Strategic Imperative (PDF)

Māori Strategic Framework (PDF)

Our research

We undertake research in a number of areas including:

  • Māori and Indigenous entrepreneurs
  • Māori small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Māori innovation and research and development
  • Māori and Indigenous tourism
  • Māori business and enterprise policy
  • Environment and Māori economy

Current and past funded Māori focussed economy and business research projects

  • • Māori and the future of work, including Māori data sovereignty
  • • Māori and indigenous traditional and colonial economies
  • • Māori language and economy
  • • Māori economy and health

Network members

Dr Katharina Ruckstuhl, Office of Dean, Otago Business School

Dr Diane Ruwhiu, Management Department

Dr Maria Amoamo, Management Department

Dr Jeff Foote, Management Department

Dr Anna Carr, Tourism Department

Dr Kirsten Robertson, Marketing Department

Dr Rachel Sizemore, Office of Dean Otago Business School

Dr Lyn Carter, Te Tumu

Dr Gianna Leoni, Te Tumu

Professor Merata Kawharu, Centre for Sustainability

Dr Graham Strong, Centre for Innovation

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