Issues in Indigenous management

Dr Freya Higgins-Desbiolles and Dr Gido Mapunda are both active in the field of Indigenous management. Two PhD students are also working in this area:

  • Alan O'Connor. Topic: Indigenous enterprises and entrepreneurship in remote Anangu communities. Supervisors: Howard Harris, Deirdre Tedmanson and Bobby Banerjee
  • Azmiri Mian. Topic: Home away from home; improving access, equity and outcomes for Indigenous Australians. An exploratory case study of Aboriginal Hostels Limited. Supervisors: Anthony McDonnell and Erich Fein.

Recent publications in the area include:

  • O'Connor, A.D. (2012) 'Always Anangu – always enterprising' in N. Fijn et al. (eds), Indigenous participation in Australian economies II: Historical engagements and current enterprises (pp. 97–115), Canberra: ANU E Press.
  • Higgins-Desbiolles, F (2011) 'Death by a thousand cuts: Governance and environmental tradeoffs in ecotourism development at Kangaroo Island, South Australia', Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 19(4), 553–570.
  • Higgins-Desbiolles, F. & Russell-Mundine, R. (2008) 'Absences in the volunteer tourism phenomenon: the right to travel, solidarity tours and transformation beyond the one-way' in K. Lyons & S. Wearing (eds.), Journeys of discovery in volunteer tourism: international case study perspectives (pp. 182–194). Wallingford, UK: CABI.
  • Higgins-Desbiolles, F. (2007) 'Taming tourism: Indigenous rights as a check to unbridled tourism' in P. Burns & M. Novelli (eds.), Tourism and politics: global frameworks and local realities (pp. 83–107). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Higgins-Desbiolles, F. (2007) 'Kungan Ngarrindjeri Yunnan: a case study of Indigenous rights and tourism in Australia' in J. Buultjens & D. Fuller (eds.), Issues in sustainability: Indigenous tourism case studies (pp. 139–186). Lismore: Southern University Press.
  • Higgins-Desbiolles, F. (2007) 'Hostile meeting grounds: encounters between the wretched of the earth and the tourist through tourism and terrorism in the 21st century' in P. Burns & M. Novelli (eds.), Tourism and politics: global frameworks and local realities (pp. 309–332). Amsterdam: Elsevier. 
  • Gido Mapunda (2006), 'Trials and tribulations of management and leadership in (Sub-Saharan) Africa', refereed paper presented to the Management and Leadership in Sub-Sahara Conference, Zanzibar, July.
  • NJ Lindsay, WA Lindsay, A Jordaan and Gido Mapunda (2006), 'Indigenous nascent entrepreneur self-efficacy and perceived personal success,' refereed paper presented to the Fourth AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, February.
  • Gido Mapunda (2005), 'Traditional societies and entrepreneurship: an analysis of Australian and Tanzanian businesses', Journal of Asian Entrepreneurship and Sustainability, vol 1.

Areas of study and research

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