Māori business

Selected readings | Recommended publications | Aotearoa New Zealand and Indigenous business sources | Theses and research | TV and news media

Selected readings

A selection of Māori business and economy literature, presented using RefWorks referencing software.

Recommended publications

Aotearoa New Zealand and Indigenous business sources

Theses and research

  • A selection of theses and dissertations relating to Māori business, management, and the economy. The list is available in a RefWorks shared folder. You can change the views so the full metadata, including abstract and keywords, will appear. Access to print and electronic copies are available to University of Auckland staff and students only, or may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.
  • NZResearch.org.nz is a valuable source of theses, dissertations, and other scholarly research produced by tertiary institutions in New Zealand.

TV and news media

The TV and radio database has over 100,000 hours of archived television and radio dating from 1965 to the present day. This collection includes a wealth of news and current affairs programming including Māori television content.

These are key New Zealand databases that can be used to source a variety of Māori business content:

Business assistance | Government | Farming, forestry, and fisheries | Media and broadcasting | Tourism | Universities | Educational institutions

Business assistance

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Farming, forestry and fisheries

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Educational institutions

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Where to start

Develop a search strategy before tackling the search tools. This will help you to locate relevant literature about your topic.

  • Define the key concepts and key terms of your topic. This could include authors' names and recommended journals. To find Māori terms to use, try the Wakareo database. Or use the Ngā Upoko Tukutuku, Māori Subject Headings
  • Compile a list of keywords, phrases, synonyms and subjects to use when you search the Library Catalogue, databases and the internet.
  • Document the sources you find as you go along.
  • Note all the details so you can cite and reference materials to avoid plagiarism.

To locate items held in the Library on a certain subject, you can conduct a Subject search. Useful subject heading terms include:

Māori (New Zealand people) Commerce
Business enterprises Māori
Māori (New Zealand people) Economic conditions
Māori (New Zealand people) Economic conditions 21st century
Māori (New Zealand people) Social conditions
Māori (New Zealand people) Social conditions 21st century

Alternatively use the Advanced Search option, combining relevant terms, e.g., Māori and entrepreneurship. This will also pick up chapters in books - click on full view within the record to get a list of chapter contents. To search for journal articles you will need to use the databases.

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Last updated : 10 February 2022
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