Associate Professor Jason Paul Mika

Jason Mika

Associate Professor of Māori Business


Management; Maori Governance; Strategic Management

Qualifications: BMS(Hons) Waikato, MPP Te Herenga Waka, PhD Massey

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Iwi: Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Whakatōhea, Ngāti Kahungunu

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: MSB.4.39
Phone: 07 838 4488

Papers Taught

About Jason

Associate Professor Jason Mika completed a BMS(Hons) at Waikato Management School and his PhD in Māori entrepreneurship in 2015 at Massey University in 2015.

His research centres on the principles and methods by which Indigenous entrepreneurs balance cultural and commercial imperatives in business.

Dr Mika is leading and involved with a diverse range of funded research projects investigating this phenomenon, including agribusiness, the marine economy, entrepreneurial ecosystems, business networks, senior entrepreneurship, regional Indigenous entrepreneurship, tribal governance, and non-Indigenous organisations.

In 2019, Jason was a Fulbright-Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga Senior Scholar at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, and also at the Native Nations Institute at the University of Arizona.

Dr Mika also works closely with Te Kotahi Research Institute on a number of externally funded research projects.

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • Mika, J. P., Dell, K., Newth, J., & Houkamau, C. (2022). Manahau: Toward an indigenous Māori theory of value. Philosophy of Management, online, 23 pages. doi:10.1007/s40926-022-00195-3

  • Mika, J., Dell, K., Elers, C., Dutta, M., & Tong, Q. (2022). Indigenous environmental defenders in Aotearoa New Zealand: Ihumātao and Ōroua River. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, online, 117718012210831. doi:10.1177/11771801221083164

  • Mika, J., Felzensztein, C., Tretiakov, A., & Macpherson, W. (2022). Indigenous entrepreneurial ecosystems: A comparison of Mapuche entrepreneurship in Chile and Māori entrepreneurship in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Management and Organization, online, 1-19. doi:10.1017/jmo.2022.15

  • Mika, J. P., & Scheyvens, R. A. (2022). Te Awa Tupua: peace, justice and sustainability through Indigenous tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 30, 637-657. doi:10.1080/09669582.2021.1912056

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