The ANZAM Indigenous Issues Special Interest Group (SIG) was formed in June 2013 to provide a supportive forum for management scholars, students, and practitioners with an interest in indigenous issues to network, collaborate, participate in and contribute to ANZAM and all of its associated activities. The ANZAM Indigenous Issues SIG is open to all— indigenous and non-indigenous management scholars, business leaders, students, and practitioners alike.

We received support for the idea of forming an Indigenous Issues SIG at an ANZAM Mid-Year Doctoral Workshop hosted by AUT (Auckland University of Technology) in Auckland in April 2013. We are also grateful for the support received from the wider ANZAM membership when our formal proposal was presented to the ANZAM Board at their June 2013 meeting.

The ANZAM Indigenous Issues SIG has three main aims, which are to:

  • Increase participation of indigenous management scholars and students from Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, and other countries in ANZAM, including the Annual Conference, Doctoral Workshops and the Journal of Management & Organization (JMO);
  • Provide a forum for all management researchers, scholars and students — indigenous and non-indigenous — to explore and be involved in research collaborations on indigenous issues in management research, teaching, learning and practice; and
  • Contribute high quality research outputs — papers, presentations and journal articles — for the newly renamed Gender, Diversity and Indigeneity Stream at the ANZAM Conference, Doctoral Workshop and JMO.

As the ANZAM Indigenous Issues SIG evolves, members’ preferences, aspirations, and ideas will shape and reform the nature and scope of the group’s activities and contributions. We welcome in particular participation and contributions from Australia’s indigenous peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, New Zealand’s indigenous peoples, the Māori of Aotearoa, people of the Pacific nations, and indigenous people from around the globe.

The inaugural meeting of the ANZAM Indigenous Issues SIG was held during a symposium at the 2013 ANZAM Conference in Hobart, Tasmania, from 4-6 December 2013.

Contacts:

Dr Jason Mika
Senior Lecturer, School of Management
Massey University
Email:  J.P.Mika@massey.ac.nz

Professor Jarrod Haar
Professor of Human Resource Management
AUT University
Email:  jarrod.haar@aut.ac.nz