Teaching Entrepreneurship to Indigenous and other Minorities: Towards a strong sense of self, tagible skills and active participation within society

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Abstract

Successful commercial enterprise born of entrepreneurial activity is increasingly recognised as a means
through which the world’s impoverished Indigenous minority peoples might attain financial
independence. Previous research has shown that owner-operators of successful Indigenous commercial
enterprises have little to no entrepreneurial training and that the key to successful entrepreneurship
education for Indigenous peoples is the combination of an empowering pedagogical approach and socioculturally relevant content. This paper is the product of over a decade of independent research within
North America, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland that examined the attributes of successful Indigenous
entrepreneurs and educational programs that benefited Indigenous students.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-74
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Business Diversity
Volume12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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