Matthew Rout

Senior Research Fellow Dr Matthew Rout

Research Interests

Matt works on indigenous socio-economic development and environmental sustainability initiatives and projects with a focus on applied outcomes through theoretical synthesis. He has a particular interest in how philosophical insights from ontology and epistemology can be used in practical ways to aid indigenous development.

  • Indigenous and modernist ontology and epistemology
  • Institutional economics
  • Postcolonial psychology
  • Settler colonisation
  • Sustainable development


Recent Publications

Rout, M., Awatere, S., Mika, J., Reid, J., & Roskruge, M. (Forthcoming). Te Ao Tūroa, Te Ao Hurihuri, Te Ao Mārama—The Old World, A Changing World, A World Of Light: A Māori Approach To Environmental Economics. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Environmental Economics.

Rout, M., Reid, J., Wallace, K. J., Hall, M., & Whitehead, J. (Forthcoming). Voicing stakeholder visions for biodiversity indicators: A framework using content analysis. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators

Rout, M., & Walker, G. (Forthcoming) An exploration of the Māori housing-health nexus during the mid-twentieth century. New Zealand Population Review, 47

Rout, M., & Reid, J. (2020) Cultural Attributes of Ngāi Tahu Food and the International Consumer Cultures that Will Recognise Them. AERU Research Report No. 358, prepared for the Unlocking Export Prosperity Research Programme. Lincoln University: Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit.

Rout, M., Reid, J., & Mika, J. (2020). Māori agribusinesses: the whakapapa network for success. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 16(3), 193-201.

Reid, J., & Rout, M. (2020). The implementation of ecosystem-based management in New Zealand–A Māori perspective. Marine Policy, 117.

Reid, J., & Rout, M. (2020). Developing sustainability indicators – The need for radical transparency. Ecological Indicators, 110.

Rout, M., & Reid, J. (2020). Embracing indigenous metaphors: A new/old way of thinking about sustainability. Sustainability Science.

Reid, J., Rout, M., & Mika, J. (2019). Mapping the Māori marine economy. Report for Sustainable Seas, Whai Rawa, Whai Mana, Whai Oranga, Wellington: Sustainable Seas. 

Rout, M., Lythberg, B., Mika, J., Gillies, A., Bodwitch, H., Hikuroa, H., Awatere, S. Wiremu, F.,  Rakena, M., & Reid, J. (2019). Kaitiaki-centred business models: Case Studies of Māori Marine-Based Enterprises in Aotearoa New Zealand. Report for Sustainable Seas, Whai Rawa, Whai Mana, Whai Oranga, Wellington: Sustainable Seas.

Rout, M., Reid, J., Mika, J., Gillies, A., Ruwhiu, D., & Awatere, S. (2019). Determining key enablers and constraints  of Māori agribusiness: Report one, the development of an indicator framework to measure enablers and constraints on Māori agribusiness. Report for Our Land and Water: Whenua, Life, Values, Wellington: OLW.  

Rout, M., Reid, J., Mika, J., Gillies, A., Ruwhiu, D., & Awatere, S. (2019). Determining key enablers and constraints  of Māori agribusiness: Report two, Using an indicator matrix to determine the correlations and relationships between Māori agribusiness value-drivers. Report for Our Land and Water: Whenua, Life, Values, Wellington: OLW. 

Rout, M., Reid, J., Mika, J., Gillies, A., Ruwhiu, D., & Awatere, S. (2019). Determining key enablers and constraints  of Māori agribusiness: Report three, Opportunities for Māori to access premium markets – results from a Māori agribusiness survey. Report for Our Land and Water: Whenua, Life, Values, Wellington: OLW. 
Reid, J., Rout, M.,Mika, J., Gillies, A., Ruwhiu, D., & Awatere, S. (2019). Determining key enablers and constraints  of Māori agribusiness: Report four, Testing a values-centred decision-support tool for Māori agribusiness. Report for Our Land and Water: Whenua, Life, Values, Wellington: OLW. 
Reid, J., Whitehead, J., & Rout, M. (2019). Ngāi Tahu multipliers: The impacts of Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu businesses on the Ngāi Tahu and national economies. Christchurch: Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. 
Rout, M. and Reid, J. (2019). Tribal Economies – Ngāi Tahu: An examination of the historic and current tītī and pounamu institutional frameworks. Christchurch: Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. 
Rout, M., Reid, J., Menzies, D., & MacFarlane, A. (2019). Homeless and landless in two generations – Averting the Māori housing disaster. Report for Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities SRA5: Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua, Wellington: Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities
Barr, T. L., Reid, J., Catska, P., Varona, G., & Rout, M. (2018). Development of indigenous enterprise in a contemporary business environment–the Ngāi Tahu Ahikā approach. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 12(4), 454-471.
Reid, J., & Rout, M. (2018). Can sustainability auditing be indigenized? Agriculture and Human Values, 35(2), 283–294. 

Tau, T. M., & Rout, M. (2018). The tribal economy. Journal of New Zealand Studies (Online), (27), 92-109.

Rout, M., Reid, J. Bodwitch, H., Gillies, A., Lythberg, B., Hikuroa, D., Makey, L., Awatere, S., Mika, J., Wiremu, F., Rakena, M., & Davies, K. (2018). Māori marine economy: A review of literature concerning the historical and contemporary structure of the Māori marine economy. Report for Sustainable Seas, Whai Rawa, Whai Mana, Whai Oranga, Wellington: Sustainable Seas. 
Rout, M., Reid, J., Aika, B., Davis, R., & Tau, T. (2017). Muttonbirding: Loss of executive authority and its impact on entrepreneurship. Journal of Management & Organization, 23(6), 857–872.

Reid, J., Rout, M., Tau, T., & Smith, C. (2017). The colonising environment: An aetiology of the trauma of settler colonisation and land alienation on Ngāi Tahu whānau. Christchurch: Ngāi Tahu Research Centre. 

Reid, J., & M. Rout. (2016). Getting to know your food: The insights of indigenous thinking in food provenance. Agriculture and Human Values, 33(2): 427–438. 

Reid, J., & Rout, M. (2016). Māori tribal economy: Rethinking the original economic institutions. In T. L. Anderson. (Ed.), Unlocking the wealth of Indian Nations (pp. 83–104). Maryland: Lexington Books.