Sustainable development through Indigenous community-based enterprises

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Indigenous people represent 8% of the population in Latin America, but they also constitute approximately 14% of the poor and 17% of the extremely poor. Although these communities face a high degree of marginalization and poverty, some of them have achieved better levels of well-being by creating community-based enterprises based on their values and culture. The objective of this chapter is to examine how successful Indigenous community-based enterprises in Latin America promote sustainable development. To this end, cases from Mexico and Peru were documented through semi-structured interviews, observation and secondary data analysis. One of the main findings suggests how local governance practices can also be adapted for productive purposes. Also, both enterprises have designed economic, environmental and social value creation mechanisms that promote community well-being. These empowering mechanisms are based in cultural and spiritual values that have led these communities through the process of starting, growing and consolidating a venture that ultimately has reinforced their self-determination and created conditions for inclusive growth, cooperation and participatory management.

Idioma originalEnglish
Título de la publicación alojadaIndigenous Wellbeing and Enterprise
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaSelf-Determination and Sustainable Economic Development
EditorialTaylor and Francis
Número de páginas19
ISBN (versión digital)9781000753684
ISBN (versión impresa)9780367349639
EstadoPublished - 9 jul 2020

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NombreIndigenous Wellbeing and Enterprise: Self-Determination and Sustainable Economic Development

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 selection and editorial matter, Rick Colbourne and Robert B. Anderson; individual chapters, the contributors.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economía, econometría y finanzas (todo)
  • Administración de Empresas y Contabilidad General


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