Dr Jason Paul Mika is a descendant of the Ngāi Tūhoe, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Awa and Ngāti Kahungunu tribes of Aotearoa New Zealand. Dr Mika is a senior lecturer and codirector of Te Au Rangahau, the Māori Business & Leadership Research. Dr Mika's research interests include indigenous entrepreneurship, management and methodologies.
Dr Mika was previously a management consultant and policy analyst specialising in Māori economic development. Dr Mika’s approach to research, teaching and advice fuses Māori philosophy, Māori public policy and Māori entrepreneurship that is both critical and pragmatic. Dr Mika has experience in developing regional Māori economic development strategies, policies and projects, as well as designing enterprise assistance policies and programmes for Indigenous entrepreneurs, innovators and enterprises.