Methodological Guidelines in Indigenous Organization Research

  • Tyron Rakeiora Love


Researching in the emerging field of indigenous organization studies is an exciting and valuable prospect, but it can be a chaotic, frustrating, and time-consuming endeavour when engaging with people, collecting their stories, interpreting their knowledge work, and making sense of it for presentation to academic and practitioner audiences. In order to assist researchers new to the field, this chapter offers a broad set of methodological guidelines to help negotiate some of the terrain. Methodological guidelines are the elements which increase the value of a research project. While certainly not an exclusive list, several key elements are put forward relating to the broad area of study, the phenomenon of interest, reviewing established knowledges, engaging in narrative theorizing, and determining research purpose.


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  • Tyron Rakeiora Love
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  1. 1.UC Business SchoolUniversity of CanterburyChristchurchNew Zealand

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