My PhD thesis, Arohia ngā tapuwae o ngā tūpuna: Heed the footprints of the ancestors, focuses on the revitalisation of Maori conceptions of the economy. I am exploring the ways that the energy of ancestral landscapes shapes modern day business. A Māori or Indigenous worldview involves spiritual and genealogical ties to the Earth and thus deepens the notion of what is referred to in modern business practice as sustainability.
Spiller, C., & Nicholson, A. (2017). Wakatū incorporation: Balancing kaitiaki stewardship and commerce. In SAGE business cases. SAGE.
Hēnare, M, Lythberg, B., Woods, C., & Nicholson, A. (2017). Te ohu umanga Māori: Temporality and intent in the Māori entrepreneurial team. In C. Ben-Hafaïedh and T.M. Cooney (eds), Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Teams: Theory and Practice (pp. 208-230). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 208–30.
Hēnare, M., Lythberg, B., Nicholson, A., Horan, J., Longmuir, K., & Peni, T. (2017). Janssen responsiveness — Understanding cultural drivers that impact on health disparities for Māori in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Mira Szászy Research Centre, University of Auckland Business School.
Spiller, C., Seelau, R., Seelau, L., & Nicholson, A. (2016). Indigenous Governance: A review prepared for Auckland Council.
Nicholson, A., Spiller, C., & Hēnare, M. (2015). Arohia te rangi o te hihiri: Heeding the melody of pure and potent energy. In C. Spiller & R. Wolfgramm (eds.) Indigenous spiritualties at work; transforming the spirit of business enterprise. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers, pp. 273-298.