Communities in the Global Economy: Where Social and Indigenous Entrepreneurship Meet

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS SOCIAL CHANGE, C. Steyaert, & D. Hjorth, eds., Cheltenham, UK, pp. 56-78, 2006

Posted: 5 Aug 2008

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Robert B. Anderson

University of Regina

Benson Honig

McMaster University

Ana Maria Peredo

University of Victoria

Date Written: August 2, 2006

Abstract

With the advent of industrialization, indigenous people around the world have suffered greatly as a result of shifting economic forces, advancing technologies, encroaching population centres, social acculturation, and colonial expansion (Cardoso, 2001). Once self-reliant and socially cohesive, indigenous communities have suffered, to varying degrees, both geographical and population dislocations (World Bank, 2001). What receives less attention, but is also important, is the degree of cohesion that remains and the desire among many indigenous people to rebuild their communities on a traditional and culturally grounded foundation while simultaneously improving their social and economic circumstances (e.g. Harvey, 1996; Lurie, 1986; Vinje, 1996). Many indigenous people see entrepreneurial activity as a central element in support of this multi-objective endeavour, clearly aligning themselves with the purposes of both social and economic entrepreneurship, all in a context in which particular histories, cultures and values play a prominent role.

Keywords: indigenous entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, development

Suggested Citation

Anderson, Robert B. and Honig, Benson and Peredo, Ana Maria, Communities in the Global Economy: Where Social and Indigenous Entrepreneurship Meet (August 2, 2006). ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS SOCIAL CHANGE, C. Steyaert, & D. Hjorth, eds., Cheltenham, UK, pp. 56-78, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1198042

Robert B. Anderson (Contact Author)

University of Regina ( email )

3737 Wascana Parkway
Regina, Saskatchewan S4S OA2 S4S 0A1
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Benson Honig

McMaster University ( email )

1280 Main Street West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4
Canada

Ana Maria Peredo

University of Victoria ( email )

3800 Finnerty Rd
Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2
Canada

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