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An unusual empirical pattern in an indigenous setting: cooperative entrepreneurship among Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) harvesters
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (2014)
  • Leo Paul Dana
  • Julie Mallet
Abstract

The rainforest, as a symbol of life and diversity, is currently under the spotlight; its conservation is a challenge. Although for centuries indigenous people developed sustainable activities within that environment, there is concern today about how to develop viable activities that lead to productive entrepreneurship whilst preserving natural capital. This article investigates best practices of entrepreneurs who cooperate in an organisation, leading to sustainable development. Their experience may inspire others to draw new perspectives.

Keywords
  • Peru; cooperative entrepreneurship; rainforest; micro-enterprise; Brazil nuts; harvesting; gold dredging; mining.
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Leo Paul Dana and Julie Mallet. "An unusual empirical pattern in an indigenous setting: cooperative entrepreneurship among Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa) harvesters" International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Vol. 22 Iss. 2 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/dana/17/