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Expanding Australian Indigenous Entrepreneurship Education Ecosystems

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Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Marketing, La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC 3086, Australia
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School of Management, University of Canberra, Bruce ACT 2617, Australia
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Adm. Sci. 2018, 8(2), 20; https://doi.org/10.3390/admsci8020020
Received: 17 March 2018 / Revised: 23 May 2018 / Accepted: 3 June 2018 / Published: 6 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Widening International Entrepreneurship Research)
Australian Indigenous entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education represents a significant opportunity for Indigenous people to enhance their entrepreneurial skills, in turn building vibrant Indigenous-led economies that support sustainable economic development and social well-being. This study is the first of its kind to explore the conceptualization of a framework of Australian Indigenous entrepreneurship education ecosystems. The purpose is to provide emergent inquiry and participatory action research into entrepreneurship education ecosystems, enabling the expansion of Indigenous research and practice; with the objective of delineating specific fundamentals associated with Indigenous entrepreneurs, such as limitations in social, human, and financial capital. We include and integrate Australian Indigenous value perspectives, including Indigenous knowledge, wisdom, and resilience, as well as the cultural captivity of entrepreneurship and Indigenous culture. The addition to the body of knowledge provides practical implications and a framework to the benefit of all ecosystem participants, including entrepreneurship educators, Indigenous entrepreneurs, policy-makers, training suppliers, and dynamic institutional participants, such as incubators, accelerators, and community development initiatives. View Full-Text
Keywords: Australian Indigenous entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; and entrepreneurship education ecosystems Australian Indigenous entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; and entrepreneurship education ecosystems
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Maritz, A.; Foley, D. Expanding Australian Indigenous Entrepreneurship Education Ecosystems. Adm. Sci. 2018, 8, 20.

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