The need to understand the interaction of human and social capital on Indigenous Entrepreneurs

The function of Social (and Human) Capital as antecedents on Indigenous entrepreneurs networking

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A possible knowledge gap in entrepreneurship literature became evident during a comparative qualitative study of two Indigenous groups of entrepreneurs; Australian Aboriginal and New Zealand-Aotearoa Māori entrepreneurs. When the relationship between networking and social and human capital attainment was addressed within the majority settler society business culture it would appear that the networking attributes of Indigenous entrepreneurs differ. This suggests that the underlying social and human capital attainments are unique to their individual cultures. Possible differences between the attainment of social and human capital is directly related to the ongoing impact of colonial practice which has directly influenced the networking ability of the Indigenous entrepreneurs and their business positioning within comparative markets. This paper seeks to provide discussion and preliminary data for future modelling and development of human, social, financial and natural capitals for Indigenous entrepreneurial success.
Original languageEnglish
Article number53542832
Pages (from-to)65-88
Number of pages24
JournalNew Zealand Journal of Employment Relations
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010


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