Indigenous Entrepreneurship

ACE is currently working on establishing a number of projects related to indigenous entrepreneurship. These projects are still in early development and we welcome any early interest from you in helping is support the development of these projects. Associate Professor Paul Steffens in leading this research.

It seems to us that the growth, development and support of Indigenous businesses is another important area that deserves concentrated attention. Whilst there is significant focus on the creation of jobs, perhaps there is also an opportunity to focus on the establishment of businesses owned, run and employing indigenous people?

We welcome your comments and support on this area. Please contact Paul directly if you have any interest in working with us in this area. He can be emailed at

Supporting Survival Entrepreneurs in Developing Economies

Dr Marcello Tonelli and Associate Professor Carol Dalglish have been working on a number of projects related to entrepreneurship in developing countries. One of their current projects is an ethnographic study in Mozambique based on work which was first started by Carol Dalglish in 2004. This current project is looking specifically at the role of transport.

The data for this project is sourced from both local entrepreneurs, NGO (Non Government Organisations) staff members, community leaders and government officials.

Funding for this project is being provided from the IMRG (Infrastructure Management Research Group) – QUT Business School.

Please contact ACE for further information.