Factors Influencing the Creation of Enterprises and Success of Young Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Quebec and Labrador
This is an innovative project focused on young Native entrepreneurs in Quebec and Labrador. This specific group has not been studied until now, but it is of crucial importance for the economic development of Native communities in Canada because of its demographic weight and economic potential. This work is targeted at better understanding the mechanisms of economic development in native communities via the activities of young entrepreneurs.
The primary objectives of the proposed research are to (i) identify factors for success for start-up businesses owned by Native youth in Quebec and Labrador; (ii) examine the key factors and interactions among family, friends and community that determine the choice of an economic sector; and (iii) identify the key obstacles to the creation of start-up enterprises. My research program will build a knowledge base of the challenges faced by young Natives as they aspire to start ans grow business enterprises.