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Indigenous entrepreneurship as a research field: developing a definitional framework from the emerging canon

  • Kevin Hindle
  • Peter MorozEmail author
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Abstract

This study defines Indigenous entrepreneurship as a distinct disciplinary field of science and charts for it a pre-paradigmatic framework. A strategy of literature search and examination was utilized to argue that Indigenous entrepreneurship is sufficiently distinguished from both mainstream entrepreneurship and other social and management sciences to constitute a legitimate, well-defined sub-field of research in its own right. The study provides both a formal definition of the field and diagrammatic framework to describe it.

Keywords

Indigenous Aboriginal Entrepreneurship Colonialism Economic development 

Notes

Acknowledgements

We offer special thanks to Dr. Robert Anderson of the Hill/Levene School of Business at the University of Regina for providing critical feedback and suggestions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Community, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

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