I was honoured to be invited to part of this research. Knowing that from my experience will empower and help others and improve this platform then I am very proud…..Fran

You are invited to participate in a study of Indigenous Entrepreneurs.
The purpose of this project is to develop a greater understanding of the role of Indigenous identity in entrepreneurial behaviour and success. Identity refers to the set of meanings that define “who one is” (Burke & Stets, 2009, p. 1). Indigenous identity is based on a person’s Nation or Community which often has more importance and influence in their life than the abstract and global-level identity of being Indigenous. The project seeks to gain a greater understanding of how Indigenous identity relate to entrepreneurial behaviour and success. Using the dominant theories of identity employed in organisational and entrepreneurship research, such as social identity theory (e.g. Ashforth & Mael, 1989) and identity theory (e.g. Burke & Stets, 2009), this research seeks to answer the following research questions: (1) How does Indigenous identity relate to entrepreneurial behaviour? (2) How do Indigenous entrepreneurs define success?

The study is being conducted by Prof Bella Galperin,University of Tampa, USA, Dr Meena Chavan Department of Management, Macquarie University & Dr Salut Muhidin Department of Management, Macquarie University. During the interview participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their Indigenous identity and its impact on their entrepreneurial behaviour and success. The knowledge that results from this study will provide a greater understanding of Indigenous entrepreneurship in Australia.