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MANAgement in KANAKAnomics: Kanaka Maoli Approaches of Organizational Behavior and Theory, Economic Strategy, and Entrepreneurship
by Williams, TerrillJames Kaneali'i, M.B.A., University of California, Riverside, 2020, 58; 28001782
Abstract (Summary)

This paper studies research concerning the field of Indigenous entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs of the Pacific with particular emphasis given to the Kanaka Maoli of the Hawaiian Islands. It discusses the notion of Kanakanomics as informed by the traditional ahupuaʻa system based in indigenous approaches to organizational behavior and theory. It delves into how these epistemologies then influence contemporary Kanaka Maoli entrepreneurs. Lastly, this paper provides a brief case analysis of the Puʻuhonua o Puʻuhuluhulu as an example of an indigenous start-up organization that has implemented the aforementioned organizational behaviors and theories.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Haselhuhn, Michael
Commitee: Raveendran, Marlo, Maciejovsky, Boris
School: University of California, Riverside
Department: Management
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 82/4(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Native American studies, Organizational behavior, Entrepreneurship, Organization Theory
Keywords: Hawaiian studies, Indigenous entrepreneurship, Start-up organization, Pacific, Kanaka Maoli
Publication Number: 28001782
ISBN: 9798684675706
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