Releasing indigenous entrepreneurial capacity: a case study of the Yolngu clan in a remote region of Northern Australia

Releasing indigenous entrepreneurial capacity: a case study of the Yolngu clan in a remote region of Northern Australia Journal Article

Global Business and Economics Review

  • Author(s): Pearson, Cecil A.L, Helms, Klaus
  • Published: 2010
  • Volume: 12

Abstract: A pathway for indigenous people to increase their economic independence is by developing entrepreneurial business engagements. As a strategy to reduce the significant differences between indigenous business aspirations and non-indigenous business participation the Australian Government policy of Aboriginal self-determination encourages the strengthening of partnerships between indigenous and non-indigenous business opportunities. In this paper is reported a partnership between the Yolngu of Arnhem Land and Forestry Tasmania, which is being undertaken in a remote region in the Northern Territory of Australia. This new venture, which is being conducted in an area where there are often insufficient jobs, has the potential to generate a number of mainstream career paths for indigenous people. And while the entrepreneurial project is presenting promising achievements for the Yolngu community investment in a range of managerial business competencies is critical for further development of indigenous self-determination and economic independence.

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Pearson, Cecil A.L, Helms, Klaus, 2010, Releasing indigenous entrepreneurial capacity: a case study of the Yolngu clan in a remote region of Northern Australia, Volume:12, Journal Article, viewed 10 August 2022, https://www.nintione.com.au/?p=4551.

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