Indigenous Social Enterprises as Drivers of Sustainable Development: Insights From Mexico and Peru

Mario Vázquez Maguirre, Luis Portales, Isabelle Velásquez Bellido

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Abstract

The aim of this article is to explore the mechanisms by which indigenous social enterprises contribute to a rural community’s sustainable development and improves the quality of life of its inhabitants. The work follows a qualitative methodology and uses the case study as a research technique. The research suggests that social enterprise uses four main mechanisms to promote rural sustainable development in the community where it operates: labor as a source of quality of life, gender equality, sustainable exploitation of the resources, and the equitable distribution of benefits between the economic, social and environmental dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-340
Number of pages18
JournalCritical Sociology
Volume44
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science

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