Maori Entrepreneurship & "Mauipreneur"
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  • 1. Tapsell, P., & Woods, C., (2008), Potikitanga: Indigenous Entrepreneurship in a Maori Context, Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Community, 2(3)
    INTBUS705 Assessment One
    Jess Maher [ARTICLE SUMMARY]
  • 2. Indigenous People in Modern Societies
    Maori are Warriors
    Similar principles of land ownership
    1642 initially saw harmonious commence & trade between Maori & Crown
    Comparatively, what is unique about Maori as an indigenous community?
    “Cook's arrival offered immediate benefits, both for the weary European travellers and for the Maori in New Zealand. Both parties, eager to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the arrival of the newcomers, traded material items, ideas, values and worldly information with each other….”
    BBC History Article, Colonising Aoteroa
  • 3. Indigenous Entrepreneurship in a Maori Context
    Maori Social Organisation
    Royal Commercial Development
    “Crown”
    Originated in England
    Adventurer (explorer)
    Gold, Land Ownership
    Individualist focus?
    (indications that nuclear family units were counted as such; “man & his family”)
    Entrepreneur
    Tribal Commercial Development
    “Kingdom”
    Originated in Polynesia
    Potikitanga (youth)
    Access to resources, Marae
    Collectivist focus
    Rangitira:Potiki Dynamic representing the delicate balance between Elders (Rangiti) & Youth (Potiki)
    Mauipreneur
    British Colonisers “Crown”
    Some strong compatible differences and similarities between the two groups (Maori & British Colonisers)
    - ideas of trade & commerce aligned somewhat
    • Maori were at least considered to hold some ownership right over land at least initially...
  • Sir George Grey & Stories of Maui
    Critical understanding of Maori social organisation & the rangititra:potiki leadership tension- exploited for gain
    NgaMahi a ngaTupuna (The Deeds of the Ancestors), collected by Sir George Grey
    Spoke Maori & had “mana”
    Recognisied the importance of Maui and later the indigenous models of entrepreneurship in Maori context recognmised significance of balance
    Hauhauism, Disassociation of Urbanite Maori, Single Mindedness permeated
    Maui & His brothers capture the sun
    Statute preserved in Te Papa Museum
  • 4. Complimentary Dualisms driven & balanced social order
    Maori Social Structure
    Collective nature of kin accountability
    Underlines by dualism and balance of principles fundamental to Maori:
    Potiki (youth) are balanced by the Rangaita (elders) by definition of social order