In this one-day
course, you will gain an insight into Māori economic development, its nature
and extent and how to develop constructive ways to engage with and support the
Māori economy in your region. The course draws on theoretical and pragmatic
knowledge, but makes this accessible to all audiences.
We use interactive discussion, group problem solving, case analysis and presentations to facilitate learning. The course will help you identify what information on Māori economic development is available—industry, academic, governmental and community—and how to obtain it to address your questions.
You are encouraged to bring with you, ideas and questions about Māori economic development to discuss, work on and progress. In this course we will cover: (1) the Māori economy, its nature and extent, limitations and potential; (2) the Treaty of Waitangi and its role in Māori economic development; (3) Māori entrepreneurship, innovation and enterprise development; (4) the roles of government and iwi in Māori economic development; and (5) Māori approaches to management, governance and organisation.
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.