Australian Indigenous Entrepreneurships: A Capital-based View

Furneaux, Craig W. & Brown, Kerry A. (2008) Australian Indigenous Entrepreneurships: A Capital-based View. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 9(2), pp. 133-144.


Encouraging entrepreneurship has been advocated as the most promising avenue for economic development of Indigenous communities in Australia. Unfortunately, the number of Indigenous people engaged in small businesses in Australia is low compared with participation rates in other countries. One explanation suggested for this low participation rate in small business is that Indigenous Australians lack the traits or cultural attitudes necessary for success. This paper advocates a different view, arguing instead that analysing Indigenous access to capital in its multiple forms provides for a richer explanation - and exploration - of the barriers to Indigenous entrepreneurship.

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ID Code: 14234
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Indigenous Entrepreneurship, Forms of Capital, Public Policy, Australia
ISSN: 1465-7503
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 IP Publishing
Copyright Statement: Copyright c 2008 IP Publishing Ltd. Reproduced by permission.
Deposited On: 31 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:43

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