Tyron Love

Senior LecturerTyron Love

Meremere 226
Internal Phone: 94069


Research Interests

My research interests lie at the intersection between Indigenous peoples and organizations. Studies on Indigenous business, entrepreneurship, leadership, and management have offered some interesting and valuable insights over the past few decades. Combined with the inspiring work emerging from Indigenous Studies (IS) and the stimulating writings of Critical Management Studies (CMS) and Organization Studies (OS) scholars, I am interested in research which says something about the study of organizations and organizing insofar as they have relevance for Indigenous peoples and their communities. I’m interested in research that is done in university business schools, the kind of research which considers Indigenous people at the centre and at the periphery of managing and organizing, the ongoing life and ‘functioning’ of organizations and the Indigenous people within and around them, and what workplaces and communities might look like when their organizing principles are based on indigenous knowledges and ways of doing things. I am wary of research; Indigenous scholars and communities have drawn our attention to the fact that research has had a bad reputation among Indigenous communities for some time now (Smith, 1999, 2012). What makes research so appalling at times is when Indigenous peoples and communities are treated as commodities in the production of knowledge; I’m interested in understanding this treatment. I have a further interest in understanding how Indigenous workers are excluded and exploited in organizations and how those workers seek to challenge the institutional arrangements they are confronted with.

Recent Publications

  • Love TR. (2019) Indigenous knowledges, priorities and processes in qualitative organization and management research: State of the field. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/QROM-07-2018-1669.
  • Rahman A., Castka P. and Love T. (2019) Corporate social responsibility in higher education: A study of the institutionalisation of CSR in Malaysian public universities. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Early view http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/csr.1731.
  • Love T., Finsterwalder J. and Tombs A. (2018) Māori knowledge and consumer tribes. MAI Journal - A New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, Special Issue on Whai Rawa: Research for Māori Economies 7(1): 44-50. http://dx.doi.org/10.20507/MAIJournal.2018.7.1.4.
  • Nandu-Templeton J., Vanderklei M., de Vries HP., Love T. and Hamilton R. (2017) Interpreting the narratives of Māori entrepreneurs. MAI Journal 6(2): 164-178. http://dx.doi.org/10.20507/MAIJournal.2017.6.2.6.
  • Higgins C., Stubbs W. and Love T. (2014) Walking the talk(s): Organisational narratives of integrated reporting. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 27(7): 1090-1119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-04-2013-1303.