Dr Kiri Mamai Dell

PhD - University of Auckland

Research | Current

A Maori theory of Value: Developing a theory for Maori concepts of value in the economy

Whenua BEINGS: Raising the consciousness of Maori landowners

Nuka: Creating high value products from Manuka and Kanuka trees

Teaching | Current

PROPERTY 382 Maori Land Issues

MAORIDEV 721 Maori Entrepreneurship and Business Development: Te Whakapakari Huanga Maori


2009 Meritous Award - Dean's Senior Prize

2009 Beta Gamma Sigma International Honour Award

2011 Dame Mira Szazy Maori Business Leaders Award


Director 2018 University of Auckland Business School Māori and Pacific student Tuakana programme

Areas of expertise

Māori land development, Indigenous entrepreneurship, 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

- Member of the Academy of Management (AoM)
- Co-chair Native and Indigenous Caucus for Academy of Management
- Member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
- Advisory panel for World Indigenous Business Forum
- Executive Committee. Nga Taniwha The University of Auckland Māori Alumni.
- Founder, Whuia ki te Ao, Māori Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. The University of Auckland
- Editor, K.I.N. – Knowledge in Indigenous Networks, global online blog platform.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Essien, S. O., Saeid Baroutian, Kiri Dell, & Brent Young (2019). Value-added potential of New Zealand mānuka and kānuka products: A review. Industrial crops and products, 130, 198-207. 10.1016/j.indcrop.2018.12.083
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Saeid Baroutian, Sinemobong Essien, Brent Young
  • Dell, K., Lythberg, B., & Woods, C. (2019). Cultural-spatial contexts: understanding entrepreneurial ecosystems from an Indigenous world view. Paper presented at Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2019, Sydney, Australia. 5 February - 8 February 2019. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48795
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Billie Lythberg
  • Dell, K., & Spiller, C. (2018). Searching for diverse images of the organisation: Exploring Indigenous business. Proceedings of the 25th IAMB Conference Lisbon, Portugal. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48746
  • Dell, K. M. (2017). Te Hokinga ki te Ūkaipō: Disrupted Māori Management Theory - Harmonising Whānau Conflict in the Māori Land Trust The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Christine Woods, Carla Houkamau
  • Dell, K. (2017). Stimulating creativity with the indigenous-effect for developing novel organizational theories. Paper presented at 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 4 August - 8 August 2017. Academy of Management Proceedings. 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.11970abstract
  • Spiller, M., Craze, G., Dell, K., & Mudford, M. (2017). Kōkiri whakamua: Fast-tracking Māori management: A short report on human resource practice. Auckland: University of Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44291
  • Dell, K., Mika, J. P., & Warren, L. (2017). Indigenous entrepreneurial ecosystems: A New Zealand perspective. Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia. 4 August - 8 August 2017. Academy of Management Proceedings. 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.16725abstract
  • Dell, K., & Houkamau, C. A. (2016). Fire keepers and fire seekers: A dual entrepreneurial strategy for developing indigenous economies in a globalized world. Paper presented at 30th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point Campus. 6 December - 9 December 2016. Under new management: Innovating for sustainable and just futures.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Carla Houkamau

Contact details

Alternative contact

027 274 4591

Primary office location

Level P1, Room P101A
New Zealand

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