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Title: The evolution of entrepreneurship in Arviat: the southernmost community of mainland Nunavut


Authors: Leo Paul Dana; Robert Brent Anderson


Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) Business School, 2300 Avenue des Moulins, 34185 Montpellier Cedex 4, France; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


Abstract: This article reports on research conducted in Arviat, describing the community from its establishment as the settlement of Eskimo Point, to this day. Methodology included the review of 100 relevant scholarly works. In Arviat, today, Inuit are actively participating as entrepreneurs in the formal economy, suggesting a new trend, quite different from the situation that existed a generation ago. The research suggests that attitudes toward enterprising and entrepreneurship evolve over time.


Keywords: Arviat; Eskimo Point; Nunavut; Inuit; Kivalliq; Paallirmiut; Caribou Inuit; entrepreneurship; entrepreneurs; indigenous peoples.


DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2011.043473


Int. J. of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2011 Vol.14, No.4, pp.508 - 532


Available online: 01 Nov 2011



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