The Aivilingmiut people of Repulse Bay ( Naujaat ), Canada

The Aivilingmiut people of Repulse Bay ( Naujaat ), Canada Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of the enterprising Aivilingmiut people of Repulse Bay ( Naujaat ), formerly a hub of the now‐defunct whaling industry. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based on literature spanning 185 years from 1825 to 2009. Findings – Throughout history, the Aivilingmiut people appear to have been an enterprising community, adapting well to change. Nowadays, however, the absence of business infrastructure may be a significant barrier to the development of small business opportunities in Repulse Bay. Practical implications – Regardless of how enterprising a community is, the absence of business infrastructure can impede entrepreneurship. Originality/value – There is no similar paper about the Aivilingmiut people of Repulse Bay. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy Emerald Publishing

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1750-6204
DOI
10.1108/17506201011048068
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an account of the enterprising Aivilingmiut people of Repulse Bay ( Naujaat ), formerly a hub of the now‐defunct whaling industry. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based on literature spanning 185 years from 1825 to 2009. Findings – Throughout history, the Aivilingmiut people appear to have been an enterprising community, adapting well to change. Nowadays, however, the absence of business infrastructure may be a significant barrier to the development of small business opportunities in Repulse Bay. Practical implications – Regardless of how enterprising a community is, the absence of business infrastructure can impede entrepreneurship. Originality/value – There is no similar paper about the Aivilingmiut people of Repulse Bay.

Journal

Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global EconomyEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2010

Keywords: Ethnic groups; Business enterprise; Small enterprises; Canada

References

  • Social anthropology of the Central Eskimo
    Damas, D.
  • Pipestems of the Caribou Eskimos
    Manning, T.H.
  • A study of enterprise in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut: where subsistence self‐employment meets formal entrepreneurship
    Meis‐Mason, A.; Dana, L.P.; Anderson, B.

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