Social entrepreneurship and indigenous people

This empirical study of First Nations in British Columbia, Canada examines how indigenous values are embedded in the mission of community development corporations in First Nations communities and how community-owned development corporations match closely with the concepts and mission of social entrepreneurship. The study demonstrates the link between development corporations and labor participation rate showing that promoting entrepreneurship, as part of the mission of the development corporations, positively influences the labor participation rate on the reserve. This result indicates that the implementation of development corporations with a social mission is key to the success of First Nations communities.

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