Braiding together student and supervisor aspirations in a struggle to decolonize (2021)
Type of ContentJournal Article
In this study, we explore a student-supervisor relationship and the development of relational and reflexive research identities as joint actions towards decolonizing management knowledge and practice. We frame a specific case of PhD supervision through he awa whiria the braided rivers metaphor, which emerges from Māori traditions. This metaphor recognizes a plurality of knowledge streams that can start from different sources, converge, braid and depart again, from the mountains to the sea. In this metaphor, each stream maintains its own autonomy and authority, but knowledge is created at an interface in partnership. We use this framing metaphor to illustrate the tensions between co-creating knowledge with an Indigenous community that a research student has kinship ties with and feels a strong affinity to, and navigating the institutional requirements for a PhD within a UK university. We surface two contributions that open up future possibilities for supervision, research and practice. The first is the use of the metaphor to frame the student-supervisor partnership and strategies for decolonizing management knowledge more broadly. The second is the requirement for relational and reflexive research identities in decolonizing management knowledge.
CitationScobie M, Lee B, Smyth S (2021). Braiding together student and supervisor aspirations in a struggle to decolonize. Organization. 28(5). 857-875.
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ANZSRC Fields of Research39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390303 - Higher education
39 - Education::3901 - Curriculum and pedagogy::390103 - Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
35 - Commerce, management, tourism and services::3507 - Strategy, management and organisational behaviour::350709 - Organisation and management theory
45 - Indigenous studies::4508 - Mātauranga Māori (Māori education)::450804 - Te mātauranga kura tuatoru Māori (Māori higher education)
45 - Indigenous studies::4511 - Ngā tāngata, te porihanga me ngā hapori o te Māori (Māori peoples, society and community)::451117 - Te whakahaere o te Māori (Māori management)
45 - Indigenous studies::4507 - Te ahurea, reo me te hītori o te Māori (Māori culture, language and history)::450720 - Ngā tikanga rangahau o te Māori (Māori research methods)
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku / Māori Subject HeadingsMātauranga | Education::Mōhiotanga | Knowledge::Ako | Learning::Ariā whakaako | Āhuatanga ako; Pedagogy
Mātauranga | Education::Rangahau | Research::Rangahau Māori | Whakatupu mātauranga; Research, Māori
Ohaoha | Economics::Umanga | Business::Mahi whakahaere | Management
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