Analysis and application of an Indigenous Māori cultural framework as a lens to better understand contemporary organisational issues, such as bicultural governance, structure, ethical leadership and organisational behaviours.
Hierarchical, traditional views of organisation and leadership are under much more intense scrutiny, particularly given the complexities of the modern world. Our approach to understanding organization’s, business and economy must transition to new perspectives and innovative models that take into account the complex needs of the many diverse communities that make up our world today. This course is engages with Te Ao Māori, a Māori worldview that emphasises people, relationships and outcomes that benefit our communities. It introduces Māori values that are at the heart of many of our most successful tribal and entrepreneurial enterprises in Aotearoa New Zealand. We explore what this means and consider how these values influence processes of management and organization. The concepts, approaches and skills used in this course will be useful whether students move on to start their own ventures or are part of a team looking to improve or innovate within an existing organization, locally and internationally.
|Paper title||Indigenous Models of Management and Organisation|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$863.25|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,276.80|
- 36 200-level points
- Schedule C
- Teaching staff
Coordinator: Dr Diane Ruwhiu
- Paper Structure
Lectures and tutorials
There is no set textbook for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics.
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- Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this paper, you should be able to:
- Describe how different world views influence management & organisation;
- Identify the key characteristics of Māori perspectives of management and organisation;
- Discuss the opportunities and challenges that exist for managers using an Indigenous approach both in New Zealand and internationally;
- Critically analyse the assumptions that underlie Indigenous perspectives of management & organisation, and reflect on how might influence practice;
- Understand the relevance of identity and values to the students understanding of and relationships with other stakeholders in the business environment.