Theorizing and Its Importance in Indigenous Organization Research

  • Tyron Rakeiora Love


With empirical research on indigenous business, entrepreneurship, leadership, and management flourishing, there is an increasing need for theorizations to integrate and weave together the seemingly disparate, yet increasingly complex, elements of indigenous organizations and organizing. To address the need, this chapter considers the importance of theorizing to indigenous organization studies and further assesses the value of discourse and narrative/story to that theorizing. Ideas and concepts drawn from these fields are developed in ways which encourage new researchers to consider theorizing in their research strategy and the role theorizing can play in the construction of indigenous organization knowledges.


Indigenous organization studies Management Managing Entrepreneurship Leadership Organization Organizing Communities Business Theorizing Theory Discourse Narrative Story 


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

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