Title: Ethnicity and entrepreneurship in Morocco: a photo-ethnographic study

Authors: Leo Paul Dana, Teresa E. Dana

Addresses: College of Business and Economics Department of Management, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand. ' Business Studies, University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract: The majority of the people in Morocco are Indigenous Berbers; they are Muslim but not Arab. Morocco is also home to Christians and Jews. Arabic is spoken along with French, Spanish, and Berber dialects. Pluralism appears to have encouraged occupational clustering, and economic sectors reflect ethnic communities. This article incorporates the use of photographs to give an account of entrepreneurship in Morocco. It discusses spheres of economic activity and demonstrates how a middleman minority influenced commerce.

Keywords: Morocco; entrepreneurship; bazaar; pluralism; ethnicity; occupational clustering; photo-ethnography; ethnography; ethnic communities; middlemen.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2008.017677

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.3, pp.209 - 226

Published online: 26 Mar 2008 *

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