IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Entrepreneurship as a Survival-Seeking Strategy for Indigenous Communities: The Case of Indigenous Ecotourism SMEs in Mexico

Entrepreneurship as a Survival-Seeking Strategy for Indigenous Communities: The Case of Indigenous Ecotourism SMEs in Mexico
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Virginia Barba-Sánchez (University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain) and Ericka Molina-Ramírez (National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 23
Source title: Economics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8468-3.ch034

Purchase


Abstract

The aim of this chapter is to offer an alternative to the emigration and marginalization currently experienced by indigenous Latin American communities by creating ecotourism ventures in their home territories. By fostering profitable and environmentally sustainable economic activities enabling them to remain in their settlements, it is possible to alleviate the problem of socio-economic marginalization which they currently face whilst helping conserve the environment and their ancient culture. Qualitative research has therefore been conducted by means of a multiple case study. This is an introductory work and the authors' preliminary findings highlight the importance not only of social networks in the creation of indigenous SMEs but also of the culture, values, uses and customs of such communities in the identification of the profile of the indigenous entrepreneur.

Related Content

André Barros, Teresa Dieguez, Pedro Nunes. © 2023. 24 pages.
Vesna Petrovic. © 2023. 16 pages.
Muhammad Irfan Khan, Syed Imran Zaman. © 2023. 17 pages.
Gozde Es Polat, Onur Polat. © 2023. 17 pages.
Birgül Cambazoğlu. © 2023. 16 pages.
Angus Hooke, Harpreet Kaur. © 2023. 12 pages.
Lauren A. Alati, Harpreet Kaur. © 2023. 18 pages.
Body Bottom