Creating Private Sector Economies in Native America: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Robert J. Miller, Miriam Jorgensen, Daniel Stewart

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Abstract

Native nation economies have long been dominated by public sector activities - government programs and services and tribal government-owned businesses - which do not generate the same long-term benefits for local communities that the private sector does. In this work, editors Robert Miller, Miriam Jorgensen, Daniel Stewart, and a roster of expert authors address the underdevelopment of the private sector on American Indian reservations, with the goal of sustaining and growing Native nation communities, so that Indian Country can thrive on its own terms. Chapter authors provide the language and arguments to make the case to tribal politicians, Native communities, and allies about the importance of private sector development and entrepreneurship in Indigenous economies. This book identifies and addresses key barriers to expanding the sector, provides policy guidance, and describes several successful business models - thus offering students, practitioners, and policymakers the information they need to make change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages226
ISBN (Electronic)9781108646208
ISBN (Print)9781108481045
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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