Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Quebec: the place and role of traditional knowledge in contemporary economic models[Research paper] by Garance Rey

2015-04-01

The author was part of the Alternative Management third year specialization program in HEC. She is now Operations, Research and Finance Analysis at Amplifier Strategies

In Quebec, aboriginal people constitute a particular minority. Being First Nations, Inuits or Metis, they are often marginalized from mainstream economic processes distant from their traditional culture and knowledge base. Nevertheless, one can observe a rising number of aboriginal entrepreneurs in Quebec. Hence a question arises: is entrepreneurship being used by the aboriginal people of Quebec to recreate economic processes closer to their traditional values and cultures? What is the contribution of traditional knowledge to aboriginal entrepreneurship? Does it constitute a genuine competitive advantage and serve as a development tool for the aboriginal communities or is viewed as a hindrance to becoming successful entrepreneurs?

Quote article  Garance Rey, « Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Quebec: the place and role of traditional knowledge in contemporary economic models », 01 april 2015, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/373.sls

In the same section

Leadership and responsibility for HEC graduates

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Julien Lacaze

“CEO” and “responsibility” are terms which are in vogue, but which the public at large tend to consider as antithetic. This work is not meant to stand on either side of this debate, but rather to build one (or more) picture(s) of what a “responsible company CEO” would look like. His...

>>Read more

Things – A story from the sixties, by Georges Perec

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Pauline Séguy

Although it is not a novel, this book tells us a story. The story of a young couple, Jerôme and Sylvie, who seems haunted by their material aspirations. 1965 represents the beginning of Georges Perec's career as a writer: when he receives the Renaudot Price in 1965 for « Things », he still is...

>>Read more

Hard Times - by Charles Dickens

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Alexis Gauvin

In Hard Times Charles Dickens profoundly critizes the capitalist and industrial society he lived in at a time when steam power and coal were at the mouth of each manufacturer. Amorality, hardness of feelings and inhumanity are successively attacked in this critic through several portraits of...

>>Read more

French foundations and their use of social impact measurement

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Juliette Jaume

Social impact measurement is a subject that is more and more heard of, it is an instrument that is being used by many organizations – in the Anglo-Saxon world especially – to justify the relevance of their social activities and to legitimize their funding. French foundations, that are quite...

>>Read more

Implantation Kit for La Ruche

[Operational Project]

[Operational Project] : Nastassja Kern, Sophie Rauch, Vivien Heim

The purpose of this implantation kit is highly strategic for La Ruche, who wishes to expand in the French territory and abroad: it is dedicated to draw the operational landmarks of a successful implantation, to help the brand master its image and to develop the structure, in order to make it become...

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Research paper

Al Amana, critical analysis of a... Al Amana is a Moroc-credit association... by Yazid Arifi
Luxury and Sustainability:... Luxury and sustainability may seem at... by Aurélie Gillon
Agroecology, an escape route out of... Bolivia is the poorest country in South... by Cécile Raguet
Tourism, business and ethics :... Sustainable tourism is a popular and... by Romain Lhez
The traditional Christian concept of... Antique philosophy is well-known for... by Diane de Zélicourt
Education and rural development in... After more than a half-century of a... by Pierre Louis Choquet
“Provoking (the right) titles” - by... The co-director at Max Milo editions as... by Luis de Miranda
Measuring public hospitals' performance... French public hospitals have recently... by Hervé Merlin and Clémence Marty
What arts brings to management A focus... This research aims at understanding how... by Anaïs Terret
Challenges and issues in partnerships... Although supporting social business has... by Manon Le Bourdiec