Structures for Māori Economic Development
Designing appropriate structures to encourage a successful Māori economic development program will not only help Māori, the indigenous people of New Zealand, but all New Zealanders. This paper investigates the process of economic development within a Māori context, and aims to identify ways to set up structures for economic development that could be utilised by Māori for their future economic progress. The article investigates the process of economic development from a Māori perspective, and demonstrates the elements that will help deliver successful outcomes. The main findings suggest that in order to set up appropriate structures for Māori economic development, approval and support by the community are essential. In addition, effective communication tactics are outlined in order to begin the process of designing such structures and to solicit the feedback necessary to achieve desired outcomes.
Keywords: Māori, Economic Development, Indigenous
Lecturer, Business Studies, University of Canterbury
and currently is a lecturer at the University of Canterbury and a
contract lecturer at Lincoln University. His research interests include
indigenous economic development, Entrepreneurship and cross cultural
Senior Lecturer, Business Studies, University of Canterbury