Contemporary Indigenous Organization Studies

  • Tyron Rakeiora Love


There is a rich, powerful, and diverse pool of research emerging from university business schools in colonial states looking into indigenous people at work, companies and their impacts on indigenous communities, the structure of tribal entities, indigenous management, indigenous business enterprises, indigenous governance, indigenous leadership, and so on. Drawing from this work, along with insights from the expressive voices of indigenous studies researchers outside business schools and the powerful writings of critical organization studies scholars challenging their mainstream peers, this chapter, in the context of this short book, proposes a new field of research: indigenous organization studies. The purpose of this is to explore indigenous peoples at the centre and at the periphery of managing and organizing and to further consider what workplaces and communities might look like when their organizing principles are based on indigenous knowledges and ways of doing things.


Indigenous organization studies Management Managing Organization Organizing Communities Business Entrepreneurship Leadership Critical management studies Organization studies Indigenous studies Identity 


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  • Tyron Rakeiora Love
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  1. 1.UC Business SchoolUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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