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International Handbook of Research on Indigenous Entrepreneurship

Edited by Léo-Paul Dana, Adjunct Professor, GSCM – Montpellier Business School, France and Founding Editor, Journal of International Entrepreneurship and Journal of Enterprising Communities and Robert B. Anderson, Professor, University of Regina, Canada and Founding Editor, Journal of Enterprising Communities
The comprehensive and thoroughly accessible International Handbook of Research on Indigenous Entrepreneurship aims to develop a multidisciplinary theory explaining entrepreneurship as a function of cultural perceptions of opportunity.

The Handbook presents a multitude of fascinating, superbly illustrated studies on the facets of entrepreneurship amongst indigenous peoples.
Extent: 640 pp
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Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 978 1 84376 834 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Development Studies
  • Development Economics
  • Development Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • Development Economics
The comprehensive and thoroughly accessible International Handbook of Research on Indigenous Entrepreneurship aims to develop a multidisciplinary theory explaining entrepreneurship as a function of cultural perceptions of opportunity.

The Handbook presents a multitude of fascinating, superbly illustrated studies on the facets of entrepreneurship amongst indigenous peoples. Chapters elaborating on the history, culture, values and objectives underpinning indigenous entrepreneurship introduce the subject, providing essential background information. A series of sections then convey the variances and idiosyncrasies of indigenous entrepreneurship in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the South Pacific. The Handbook concludes by drawing on its original, rich and varied empirical studies to explain why people from different cultures possess different indigenous values, and therefore different entrepreneurship experiences and practices, even when exposed to similar stimuli.

Proposing that what is an opportunity for some people is less so for others with different ideals, and that opportunity recognition is largely culturally determined, this unique, colourful account of indigenous enterprise will provide an intriguing read for those with an interest in entrepreneurship and development studies.
‘. . . this book provides a diverse collection of studies focusing on the activities of indigenous peoples, some entrepreneurial in nature and others not. And, as such, policymakers, researchers and students with an interest in these peoples, particularly those in the field of developmental economics, will find it to be a worthwhile reference. It will also provide entrepreneurship scholars and students with important insights as to the role that context and culture play in shaping opportunity identification and barriers to such.’
– Rachel Doern, International Small Business Journal

‘This title will provide a lot of new information and intriguing facts for those interested in entrepreneurship in developing countries.’
– Shannon Graff Hysell, American Reference Books Annual

‘. . . a tremendous collection of articles on the issue of indigenous entrepreneurship. . . The layout and structure of the book is well refined and I would highly recommend the book to all entrepreneurship scholars, practitioners and the general community as a thoroughly researched and useful reference. . . This book is definitely a great addition to the indigenous entrepreneurship field and will remain a cornerstone of indigenous entrepreneurship studies for many years to come.’
– Vanessa Ratten, Journal of Enterprising Communities

‘This book offers an original collection of international studies on indigenous entrepreneurship. Through these specific lenses, entrepreneurship greatly appears as a set of cultural values-based behaviours. Once more culture and human values are placed at the heart of entrepreneurship as an economic and social phenomenon.’
– Alain Fayolle, EM Lyon and CERAG Laboratory, France and Solvay Business School, Belgium

‘A must-have for researchers of developmental economics, as well as for entrepreneurship scholars, this collection assembles studies of indigenous entrepreneurship from five continents. To add value, the editors analyse the contributions and identify common themes, thus laying the framework for a comprehensive theory on indigenous entrepreneurship. Dana and Anderson demonstrate that entrepreneurship is not simply a function of opportunity, but rather opportunity recognition is a function of cultural values. For this reason, mainstream theories do not suffice to explain entrepreneurship in indigenous communities. Illustrated with breathtaking photographs, this volume is also reader-friendly for the non-academic.’
– Richard W. Wright, UCLA Anderson School of Business, US

‘An exhilarating read that expands and explains the importance of ethnic and cultural variables in entrepreneurial activity. A must for the student of business, as an alternative approach from corporate governance is given as a success factor in business development. Consumer loyalty and satisfaction can only be achieved if the entrepreneurial skills within a businessman’s armoury are developed along the lines identified by this new and exiting text.’
– Claudio Vignali, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK

‘Dana and Anderson . . . have successfully brought the wisdom of the cultures of the first people, the indigenous, to one field of study: entrepreneurship. Within 40 plus chapters, they have unwrapped innumerable treasures, which they and their contributors wish to share with all who have an interest in the study and practice of entrepreneurship. In so doing, Dana and Anderson have redefined not only the range of entrepreneurship studies; they have redefined the domain of the concept itself. From this redefinition they demonstrate the beautiful complexity of the field, and the priceless flexibility which grows from that complexity. This book is a keeper.’
– Bob Doktor, University of Hawaii, US
Contributors: R.J. Abraira, E. Adiya, R.B. Anderson, G. Cant, R. Chew, G.N. Curry, K.Q. Dadzie, L.-P. Dana, T.E. Dana, A.A. Degen, R.J. Giberson, J.J.D. Havenga, N. Healey, E. Henry, K. Hindle, B. Honig, S. Joks, M. Lansdowne, T.R. Lituchy, V. Masayesva, T. Mazzarol, S. McGillivray, L. Müller-Wille, B. Namsraidorj, W.A. Naudé, B. Ndemo, E. Ní Bhrádaigh, J.-M. Nkongolo-Bakenda, T. O’Connell, R. Oppenheimer, D. Ord, T.S. Osinubi, C. Paulin, S. Pennewiss, A.M. Peredo, O. Povoroznyuk, L. Remes, L. Rønning, H. Ruotsala, M. Schaper, F. Sejersen, W.E. Simeone, J.R. Torres, D. Wall, V. Warriner, D. Wilkins, B. Winsa, W.W. Wuttunee, J.P. Ziker
Contents:

Foreword
Nigel Healey

PART I: INDIGENOUS ENTREPRENEURSHIP: HISTORY, CULTURE, VALUES AND OBJECTIVES
1. Toward a Multidisciplinary Definition of Indigenous Entrepreneurship
Léo-Paul Dana

2. Brave Spirits on New Paths: Toward a Globally Relevant Paradigm of Indigenous Entrepreneurship Research
Kevin Hindle and Michele Lansdowne

3. Shattering Misconceptions
Wanda W. Wuttunee

PART II: AFRICA
4. Introduction to the Chapters on Africa
Kofi Q. Dadzie

5. An Overview of African Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research
Wim A. Naudé and J.J.D. Havenga

6. Women in Development: The Case of Bodija Market in Ibadan, South Western Nigeria
Tokunbo Simbowale Osinubi

7. Values, Resource Endowment and Ethnic Entrerepeneurship in Africa: The Case of Nande, Luba and Kumu in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda

8. The Maasai: Entrepreneurship and Change
Bitange Ndemo

9. Basuto Culture and Entrepreneurship in Lesotho
Léo-Paul Dana

PART III: ASIA
10. Traditional Livestock Production Among Bedouin in the Negev Desert
A. Allan Degen

11. Reindeer Herders and Hunters of Eastern Siberia: Life of Kalar Evenks
Olga Povoroznyuk

12. Flexibility in Indigenous Exchange Practices in Northern Russia
John P. Ziker

13. Indigenous Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Mongolia
Batchimeg Namsraidorj, Enkhjargal Adiya and Rosalind Chew

14. The Ainu of Japan and the Land Given by the River
Sandra Pennewiss

15. The Dhivehis of the Maldives
Teresa E. Dana

PART IV: EUROPE
16. Peoples, Livelihoods and Change in Europe’s Far and Atlantic North
Ludger Müller-Wille

17. Entrepreneurs in Greenland
Frank Sejersen

18. Sure weren’t we always self-sufficient, didn’t we have to be! Entrepreneurship in the Irish Gaeltacht
Emer Ní Bhrádaigh

19. Entrepreneurship Among Sámi Reindeer Herders
Lars Rønning

20. Women’s Position in the Sámi Reindeer Husbandry
Solveig Joks

21. Social Capital of Indigenous and Autochthonous Ethnicities
Birger Winsa

22. An Ethnographic Study of Entrepreneurship Among the Sámi People of Finland
Teresa E. Dana and Liisa Remes

23. The Komi of the Kola Peninsula
Helena Ruotsala

PART V: THE AMERICAS
24. Introduction to the Americas
Robert B. Anderson

25. People of the River: The Subsistence Economy of the Han, Athabaskan People of the Upper Yukon River
William E. Simeone

26. The Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay, Cormorant Island, British Columbia
Léo-Paul Dana

27. The Nk’Mip Cellars: Wine and Tourism with an Aboriginal Flavour
Robert B. Anderson, Scott McGillivray and Robert J. Giberson

28. The Saskatchewan Experience
Robert B. Anderson, Ana María Peredo, Benson Honig, Léo-Paul Dana and Warren Weir

29. A Theory-based Empirical Study of Entrepreneurship in Iqaluit, Nunavut (Formerly Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories)
Léo-Paul Dana, Teresa E. Dana and Robert B. Anderson

30. Mohawk First Nations: Successes and Challenges of Small Business Owners
Terry R. Lituchy, Robert Oppenheimer, Thomas O’Connell and Ronald J. Abraira

31. People of the Corn: Traditional Hopi Agriculture and Sustainability
Dennis Wall and Virgil Masayesva

32. ‘La Iguana Sana’: An Aboriginal Entrepreneurial Endeavour in the Mexican State of Chiapas
José Ramón Torres and Robert B. Anderson

33. The Mulatas Archipelago: Land of Kuna and Moon Children
Léo-Paul Dana

34. The Road Less Travelled in Peru
Ana María Peredo

35. Bolivia: Land of the Aymarás and Quechuas
Léo-Paul Dana

PART VI: THE SOUTH PACIFIC
36. The South Pacific: Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands – Insights into the Theory and Praxis of Indigenous Entrepreneurship
Garth Cant

37. Doing ‘Business’ in Papua New Guinea: The Social Embeddedness of Small Business Enterprises
George N. Curry

38. The Renaissance of Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Australia
Kevin Hindle

39. Different Strokes for Different Folks: Stimulating Entreperenurship in Regional Communities
Tim Mazzarol

40. Unlocking the Economic Potential of an Australian Indigenous Community
Duncan Ord and Tim Mazzarol

41. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Entrepreneurship in Australia: Looking Forward, Looking Back
Michael Schaper

42. Kaupapa Maori Entrepreneurship
Ella Henry

43. Ngai Tahu: The New Zealand Success Story in Indigenous Entrepreneurship
Charlotte Paulin

44. The Importance of Traditional Maori Values for Necessity and Opportunity: Marori Entprepreneurs – Iwi-based and Individually Owned
Virginia Warriner

45. Fiji: Melanesisan Islands with Polynesian Cultural Values
Léo-Paul Dana

46. Indigenous Land Claims, Economic Development and Entrepreneurship: Comparing Australia and New Zealand with Canada
Dianna Wilkins

PART VII: TOWARD FUTURE RESEARCH
47. World Council of Indigenous Peoples: Declaration of Principles

48. A Multidisciplinary Theory of Entrepreneurship as a Function of Cultural Perceptions of Opportunity
Léo-Paul Dana and Robert B. Anderson

Index