Indigenous Entrepreneurship

We know that Indigenous populations around the world suffer (poverty, education, health), but efforts are rebuilding their nations through entrepreneurial enterprise (Pedro et al., 2004). Hindle and Moroz (2010) identify Indigenous Entrepreneurship as a legitimate, well-defined sub-field of research showing a rooting in social ties that relies on immediate available resources involving internal economic activity with no transaction and informality (Dana, 2015). The aim of my research is to contribute through the historical perspectives of entrepreneurs from the Mi’kmaq Nation on Prince Edward Island that highlight a contrasting approach to business from traditional Western practice. With this research, I hope to help support, foster, and build sustainable communities.

 

  • Dana, L. P. (2015). Indigenous entrepreneurship: an emerging field of research. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 14(2), 158-169.

  • Hindle, K., & Moroz, P. (2010). Indigenous entrepreneurship as a research field: developing a definitional framework from the emerging canon. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 6(4), 357-385.

  • Peredo, A. M., Anderson, R. B., Galbraith, C. S., Honig, B., & Dana, L. P. (2004). Towards a theory of indigenous entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 1(1-2), 1-20.

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