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Current and past funded Māori focussed economy and business research projects

Current research projects


Massey University: Indigenous Development and SDGs (Carr)

  • Centre for Asia Pacific Excellence: Māori – Maya Cultural Economy Exchange (Ruckstuhl)


University of Otago Research Grant: Best practice in eco-cultural tourism interpretation:  Māori consumptive tourism products (Carr)


Our Land and Water National Science Challenge: Māori Agribusiness Analytics (Ruwhiu)


New Zealand Institute for Pacific Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade:  Promoting Cultural Heritage for Sustainable Tourism Development (Carr)

  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant, Canadian Government: Contested Boundaries, Indigenous Peoples, Tourism and Protected Areas in Canada and New Zealand (Carr)


Our Land and Water National Science Challenge: Mauri Whenua Ora (Kawharu)

  • Our Land and Water National Science Challenge: The Collaboration Lab: determining the role of collaboration in transforming management of land and water (Foote)
  • Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga: The intergenerational reality for Māori Small-to-Medium Enterprises: Building resilience for Māori SMEs for the future (Ruwhiu, Carter, Ruckstuhl, Amoamo)


Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge: Building science capacity to engage with Māori community and enterprise (Ruckstuhl, Ruwhiu, Kawharu, Amoamo)

Past research projects


Our Land and Water: ‘The importance of trust and social licence in the primary sectors to enhance productivity and sustainable growth in New Zealand’ (Ruckstuhl)


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Post-doctoral Research Fellowship: The use of te reo Māori in economic activities in the 19th century (Leoni)

2015-2016 – Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga: Critical Success Factors for Māori SMEs (Small to Medium sized Enterprise): Evidence from the South (Ruwhiu, Ruckstuhl, Amoamo, Kapa, Eketone)

  • Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund: Te Waka a Tama-rereti: Networking Māori Expertise in Genomics, Informatics and Technology (Ruckstuhl)


Te Ara e Heke mai nei - Science, innovation and the Māori economy: Mapping the Māori enterprise (Scoping Phase). Report to Te Puni Kōkiri (Ruckstuhl, Ruwhiu, Lont).


University of Otago Research Grant: Joining Forces: the role of clusters and networks in Māori business settings (Carr, Ruwhiu)

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