Articles and chapters for download
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Abstract. Care is at the heart of the Maori values system, which calls for humans to be kaitiaki, caretakers of the mauri, the life-force, in each other and in nature. The relational Five Well-beings approach, based on four case studies of Maori businesses, demonstrates how business can create spiritual, cultural, social, environmental and economic well-being. A Well-beings approach entails praxis, which brings values and practice together with the purpose of consciously creating well-being and, in so doing, creates multi-dimensional wealth. Underlying the Well-beings approach is an ethic of care and an intrinsic stakeholder view of business.
Key words: value based management, ethic of care, Indigenous business, Maori business, sustainability, relational wellbeing and wealth, stakeholder theory
To cite this article: SPILLER, C., ERAKOVIC, L., HENARE, M., & PIO, E. (2010). Relational well-being and wealth: Māori businesses and an ethic of care. Journal of Business Ethics, 98(1), 153-169.
Abstract: Organizations are searching for innovative business approaches that deliver profits and create shared value for all stakeholders. We show what can be learned from the relational wisdom approach of Indigenous Maori and reframe the prevailing economic argument that has seen companies profit and prosper at the expense of communities and ecologies. We develop an ethic of kaitiakitanga model premised on Maori values which holds the potential to enrich and further humanize our understanding of business. The Maori economy is a globally connected, prosperous, and profitable sector of the New Zealand economy. By drawing on Maori values, we present a wisdom position through an ethic of kaitiakitanga or stewardship to emphasize and illustrate the interconnectedness of life in a woven universe. Through practicing kaitiakitanga, organizations can build businesses where wisdom is consciously created through reciprocal relationships. In this worldview of business, humans are stewards endowed with a mandate
to use the agency of their mana (spiritual power, authority, and sovereignty) to create mauri ora (conscious well-being) for humans and ecosystems—and this commitment extends to organizations.
Key words: Ethics Indigenous Maori Stewardship Values Well-being Wisdom
To cite this article: SPILLER, C., PIO, E., ERAKOVIC, L., & HENARE, M. (2011). Wise up: Creating organizational wisdom through an ethic of kaitiakitanga. Journal of Business Ethics, 104(2), 223-235
Abstract: Attending to the life-energy of an organization is an important, yet often overlooked aspect of management and leadership. Ignoring energy dimensions in an organization can lead to dispirited, dysfunctional workplaces. In this chapter, we explore how nourishing different life-energies can revitalize relationships within the workplace and with communities to support organizational thriving. A central premise of this theoretical enquiry is that organizations which cultivate healthy, thriving life-energies offer added value for their stakeholders, including employees, customers, social and cultural communities, and the environment. We focus on indigenous Maori conceptualizations of life-energies and offer a series of touchstones, drawn from theory and our management and research experience, to guide sustainable business practice with the kaupapa, intention, of bringing new life and dignity into dispirited modern enterprise.
To cite this chapter: SPILLER, C., & STOCKDALE, M. (2013). Managing and leading from a Maori perspective: Bringing new life and energy to organizations. J. Neale (Ed.), Handbook for faith and spirituality in the workplace. New York. Springer Publishing Company
The Introduction chapter to our book on Authenic LEadership by Donna Ladkin and Chellie Spiller.
To cite this chapter: LADKIN, D., & SPILLER, C. (Eds.) (2013). Reflections on Authentic Leadership: Clashes, Convergences and Coalescences. Cheltenham, UK. Edward Elgar Press.
Abstract: Whale Watch Kaikoura (WWK) provides an example of sustainable business embracing a quadruple bottom line of economic, environmental, social and cultural wealth creation. It also shows how indigenous enterprise can enable social transformation.
To cite this chapter: SPILLER, C. & ERAKOVIC, L. (2005). Flourishing on the Edge: Case Study of Whale Watch Kaikoura, an Indigenous Sustainable Business. Best Case Scenarios. M. Wilson. Auckland, The University of Auckland Business School.