1st Edition

Indigenous Aspirations and Rights The Case for Responsible Business and Management

Edited By Amy Klemm Verbos, Ella Henry, Ana Maria Peredo Copyright 2017
    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    200 Pages
    by Routledge

    Indigenous peoples are recognised as groups with specific rights based on their historical ties to particular territories. The United Nations estimates there are 370 million Indigenous peoples, with Indigenous populations being recognised in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, the Arctic region, Central and South America, and across Asia and Africa.

    Indigenous Aspirations and Rights takes an Indigenous perspective in examining the intersection of business with Indigenous peoples' rights, in light of the UN Global Compact and the PRME. Indigenous rights include, but are not limited to, human, cultural, educational, employment, participatory development, economic, and social rights, rights to land and natural resources, and impacts on identity, institutions, and relations. This book illustrates three main aspects of business practices in relation to Indigenous peoples: Indigenous perspectives on failures, business and ongoing challenges to Indigenous aspirations and rights, and modelling success for Indigenous and business interests.

    Edited by three leading voices in Indigenous rights research and practice, Indigenous Aspirations and Rights features contributions from around the globe. The work draws together policy implications for management and implications for Indigenous peoples, and examines how the PRME, the UN Global Compact, and the concept of socially responsible business can be expanded to encompass more positive outcomes for Indigenous peoples.


    United Nations Global Compact: Ten Principles

    Principles for Responsible Management Education: Six Principles

    Business affecting Indigenous aspirations and rights: An introduction

    Amy Klemm Verbos, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    Ella Henry, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Ana Maria Peredo, University of Victoria, Canada

    Section I: Indigenous Perspectives on Failures

    1. A business case examined through an Indigenous lens
    2. Carma Claw, New Mexico State University, USA

      Deanna Kennedy, University of Washington Bothell, USA

      Deborah Pembleton, St. John’s University, USA

    3. The dark side of responsible business management
    4. Dennis Foley, University of Newcastle, Australia

    5. Environmental crisis in New Zealand: Tribal, government and business responses to the sinking of the MV Rena
    6. Ella Henry, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

      Hugh Sayers, Motiti Rohe Moana Trust, New Zealand

    7. The Chinese, political CSR, and a nickel mine in Papua New Guinea
    8. Benedict Imbun, Western Sydney University, Australia

      Section II: Business and Ongoing Challenges to Indigenous Aspirations and Rights

    9. Indigenous rights capital: The basis for sustainable enterprise creation
    10. Bob Kayseas, Bettina Schneider, Raquel Pasap and Moses Gordon, First Nations University of Canada, Canada

      Robert Anderson, University of Regina, Canada

    11. Indigenous human rights perils as an ongoing challenge
    12. Amy Klemm Verbos, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    13. Reclaiming pluriverse in CSR: Brazilian Indigenous peoples and the Finnish forest cluster
    14. Susanna Myllylä, Independent Scholar, Finland

    15. Community-business dialogues
    16. Natalia Delgado, HEC Montreal, Canada

      Section III: Modelling Success for Indigenous and Business Interests

    17. A business quest for peace
    18. Douglas Adeola, New Nigeria Foundation, Nigeria

      Ogechi Adeola, Pan-Atlantic University, Nigeria

    19. Everything is one? Relationships between First Nations and salmon farming companies
    20. Lars Huemer, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway

    21. Strong Indigenous communities: Indigenous worldviews and sustainable community development
    22. Keith James and Mark Blair, University of Arizona, USA

    23. Hupacasath First Nation: Roadmap to a sustainable economy

    Judith Sayers (Kekinusuqs) and Ana Maria Peredo, University of Victoria, Canada

    Conclusion: Making the case for responsible business and management

    Ella Henry, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    Ana Maria Peredo, University of Victoria, Canada

    Amy Klemm Verbos, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA


    AMY KLEMM VERBOS is Assistant Professor of Business Law, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

    ELLA HENRY is a Senior Lecturer of Maori Development, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

    ANA MARIÍ PEREDO is Professor of Political Ecology. University of Victoria, Canada

    "Indigenous perspectives are not generally found within business schools. This book addresses that deficiency. It demonstrates how Indigenous peoples can be key partners in global prosperity and sustainability. It is a must read for every business student and practitioner." 

    John Borrows, member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation, and Canada Research Chair on Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria

    "Practical and insightful, this book uniquely addresses failures, challenges and opportunities around business interactions with Indigenous peoples, providing better frameworks to help align Indigenous perspectives and business interest with positive and sustainable outcomes for all. Through the bringing together of relevant cases, in-depth Indigenous perspectives, and a comprehensive understanding of PRME, the UN Global Compact frameworks and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, this book is an essential resource for any business professor, student or practitioner."

    M. Florencia Librizzi, Senior Manager, PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact, USA

    "This book is an invitation to be in the vanguard of deep change within management education. It represents a brave and undaunted commitment to the planet, and it enables us to learn from failure and to challenge notions of success. The editors have curated a work that fills a void in management education, a void that can no longer be ignored. This work is a precious opportunity to listen to the stories of Indigenous peoples and their counsel, and take the step in being a kaitiaki, a steward of the planet and of people through responsible management education."

    Chellie Spiller, Associate Dean (Māori and Pacific) University of Auckland Business School, New Zealand

    "Indigenous Aspirations and Rights brings together leading global scholars to address issues surrounding the emergence of Indigenous economies. This book will be of interest not only to those who wish to understand Indigenous entrepreneurship and management, but to those who also wish to explore ways in which Indigenous perspectives can inform business practices in the mainstream global economy."

    Daniel Stewart, Member, Spokane Tribe and Professor of Management, Gonzaga University Director, Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, USA