Indigenous Wellbeing and Enterprise: Self-Determination and Sustainable Economic Development, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Indigenous Wellbeing and Enterprise

Self-Determination and Sustainable Economic Development, 1st Edition

Edited by Rick Colbourne, Robert Anderson


360 pages | 17 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9780367349639
pub: 2020-02-20
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In this book, we explore the economic well‐being of Indigenous people globally through case studies that provide practical examples of how Indigenous well-being is premised on sustainable self‐determination that is in turn dependent on a community’s evolving model for economic development, its cultural traditions, relationship to its traditional territories and its particular spiritual practices. Adding to the richness, geographically these chapters cover North, Central and South America, Northern Europe, the Circumpolar Arctic, Southern Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Oceania, and a resulting diverse set of Indigenous People. The book addresses key issues related to economic, environmental, social and cultural value creation activities and provides numerous examples and case studies of Indigenous communities globally which have successfully used entrepreneurship in the pursuit of sustainable development and well‐being.

Readers will gain practical understandings of the nature of sustainable economic development from a cross-section of case studies of Indigenous perspectives globally. The chapters map out the international development of Indigenous rights and the influence that this has had on Indigenous communities globally in asserting their sovereignty and acting on their rights to develop sustainable governance and economic development practices. Readers will develop insights into the intersection of Indigenous governance with sustainable practice and community well‐being through practical case studies which explain the need for Indigenous‐led economic development and governance strategies that are responsive to local, regional, national and international realities in developing sustainable Indigenous economies focused on economic, environmental, social and cultural value creation.

This book will be useful for Indigenous and non-Indigenous business students studying in undergraduate business or MBA programs seeking to understand the global context and the varied experiences of Indigenous peoples in developing sustainable economic development strategies that promote community well-being.

Table of Contents

Introduction | Section 1 ‐ Indigeneity, Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability 1. Indigeneity 2. Indigenous Worldviews and Philosophy 3. Indigenous Knowledge and Sustainability | Section 2 ‐ History of Indigenous Sovereignty and Rights 4. Effects of Colonialism 5. Self Determination and Recognition as Distinct Peoples 6. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples | Section 3 – Indigenous Governance, Sustainability and Wellbeing 7. Indigenous Governance 8. Sustainable Development 9. Indigenous Well‐being and Sustainable Self‐determination | Section 4 – Indigenous Enterprise 10. Decolonializing Indigenous Economic Development, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship 11. Sustainability and Community Embeddedness 12. Sustainability through Value Creation Strategies | Conclusion

About the Editors

Rick Colbourne, PhD is Algonquin Anishinaabe. He is a Fulbright Fellow and Assistant Professor in Indigenous Leadership and Management at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. His research is focused on understanding the intersection of Indigenous ways of knowing and organizing economic development and entrepreneurship.

Robert Anderson is Professor Emeritus at the Hill/Levene Schools of Business, University of Regina. His areas of interest include entrepreneurship/economic development, resource management/sustainable development, corporate social responsibility, corporate/Indigenous alliances, Indigenous land claims/economic development, financial reporting in Indigenous organizations, and the creation/commercialization of intellectual property.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics