Indigenous entrepreneurship and sustainable Indigenous development workshop

Indigenous Entrepreneurs Workshop


This workshop highlighted the work of an  RSSS Visiting Fellow, Professor Robert Anderson (University of Regina) in an attempt to build an international network of scholars trying to understand the role of Indigenous entrepreneur in sustainable Indigenous development. The workshop also drew together two other Indigenous scholars, Professor Dennis Foley (University of Newcastle) and Dr Joe Gladstone (New Mexico State University) to identify common themes in international research and identify productive research that needs to be conducted. It was held on 15 September 2016 between 9am and 3pm at College of Business and Economics (CBE), The Australian National University, CBE Lecture Theatre 3 (Building 26c) Convenor:


9.00 am: Welcome to Ngunnawal Country: Aunty Roslyn Brown

Creative Collaborations between Indigenous Entrepreneur and Researchers (Chair Jerry Schwab)

9.05am-9:50 am
Professor Robert Anderson (University of Regina), 'Towards an International Collaboration on Indigenous entrepreneurs and sustainable economic development '

9.50am to 10.30am
Dr Joe Gladstone (New Mexico State University), 'Revealing a Collective Indigenous Voice in the Academy of Management'

Morning Tea 10.30am to 11am

International Contexts for Indigenous Entrepreneurs (Chair Kaely Woods)

Professor Robert Anderson (University of Regina), 'Indigenous entrepreneurs in Canada'

Dr Joe Gladstone (New Mexico State University), 'Native American entrepreneurship: Insights from recent research'

Lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Research Agenda for Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs (Chair Boyd Hunter)

1.30pm to 2.15pm
Professor Dennis Foley (University of Newcastle), 'Growth in Aboriginal enterprises and the changes in cultural practice'

2.15pm to 3.00pm
Forum of potential stakeholders identifying important research questions for Indigenous entrepreneurship and sustainable development (Matthew James, Siddharth Shirodkar, Robin Burton, Simone Persson)

Afternoon tea and close of the workshop: 3 pm to 3.30pm

Powerpoint presentations made at the workshop are available below.

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