Indigenous entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand : a test of social marginality theory

Frederick, Howard and Foley, D. 2006, Indigenous entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand : a test of social marginality theory, in Entrepreneurship in Emerging Regions : Proceedings of the Conference, The Conference, Hyderbad, India.

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Title Indigenous entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand : a test of social marginality theory
Author(s) Frederick, Howard
Foley, D.
Conference name Entrepreneurship in Emerging Regions. Conference (2006 : Hyderbad, India)
Conference location Indian School of Business, Hyderbad, India
Conference dates 5-7 Dec. 2006
Title of proceedings Entrepreneurship in Emerging Regions : Proceedings of the Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2006
Conference series Entrepreneurship in Emerging Regions Conference
Publisher The Conference
Place of publication Hyderbad, India
Summary Focusing on the original inhabits of Australia and New Zealand, we examine the basic precept of social marginality theory, namely whether socially marginalised and disadvantaged entrepreneurs might actually be more likely to start a new venture. Using survey data and in-depth interviews, we find mixed results. For Mäori, their position of disadvantage coupled with a history and cultural attitudes favouring enterprise has led to one of the world’s highest rates of entrepreneurial activity. However, for Indigenous Australians, their disadvantage and marginal status within Australian society, compounded by a continued legacy of inequity and by internal factors, has not encouraged an enterprising culture.
Language eng
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022224

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Management and Marketing
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