This report explores the opportunities and challenges facing Māori businesses in relation to innovating, growing and lifting productivity. It summarises the findings of in-depth interviews with 17 experienced iwi and Māori business people.
Discussions focused on the opportunities and challenges facing Māori businesses in relation to innovating and growing, and how they have grappled with these and other aspects of business productivity. Most interviewees were involved with Māori entities managing collectively held assets. However, a few were also owners and operators of their own businesses built around privately-owned assets, and world-class products and services.