Title: Indigenous (Australian) entrepreneurship?

Authors: Dennis Foley

Addresses: Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, P.O. Box 218 Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia

Abstract: Do we truly understand the research area of Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurship? Has it tragically become the social experiment or a |trendy| area of study? From the Indigenous academics standpoint it is a serious area of research. It seems in the development of this discipline some non-indigenous scholars in their enthusiasm have forgotten the existence of the Indigenous position repeating historical errors showing the Indigenous as the exotic subject matter. The discipline needs to be inclusive. Nineteenth century racial biases, ignorance and division that have clouded the Social Sciences in anthropology and history can no longer continue within the academy.

Keywords: indigenous entrepreneurs; entrepreneurship; indigenous Australia; racism; participatory based research; usurpers; social change; rightness of whiteness.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2008.018304

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2008 Vol.2 No.4, pp.419 - 436

Published online: 15 May 2008 *

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