Matt Scobie

Senior LecturerMatthew Scobie

Postgraduate Coordinator (Management, Marketing and Tourism)
Meremere 231


Research Interests

My research interests are broadly around exploring ways to hold organisations, businesses and governments accountable for their social, environmental, cultural and economic impacts. This is geared towards imagining and creating positive and just futures. This includes a specific focus on Indigenous development and decolonisation, and social environmental accounting/accountability. My doctoral research, for example, explored relationships of accountability within Ngāi Tahu (my iwi) and Indigenous communities through decolonising methodologies.

Currently I am pursuing research projects related to Indigenous development in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific, community economies in a regenerating Christchurch, democratic accountability in Aotearoa New Zealand and the role of accounting techniques and accountability relations in the dispossession of Indigenous lands, bodies and self-determining authority.

Recent Publications

  • Fukofuka P., Scobie M. and Finau G. (2023) Indigenous practices of accounting on the ground: a Bourdieusian perspective. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 36(1): 96-119.
  • Scobie M., Heyes A., Evans R. and Fukofuka P. (2023) Resourcing rangatiratanga as part of constitutional transformation: taking equity and sovereignty seriously. Kotuitui
  • Finau G. and Scobie M. (2022) Old ways and new means: Indigenous accountings during and beyond the pandemic. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 35(1): 74-84.
  • Vunibola S. and Scobie M. (2022) Islands of Indigenous innovation: reclaiming and reconceptualising innovation within, against and beyond colonial-capitalism. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 52(S1): 4-17.
  • Vunibola S., Steven H. and Scobie M. (2022) Indigenous enterprise on customary lands: Diverse economies of surplus. Asia Pacific Viewpoint 63(1): 40-52.