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Emerging Themes in Indigenous Business, March 18 to 19, 2021. Register before Friday, March 12, 2021.

Asper School hosts international research conference on emerging themes in Indigenous Business

February 26, 2021 — 

The Asper School of Business and the James W. Burns Leadership Institute will be holding an international conference designed to encourage and present research that deepens our knowledge of Indigenous matters within the context of management studies. Emerging Themes in Indigenous Business will be held virtually March 18 and 19, 2021, with the intent for this conference to become an annual event

The conference, co-hosted by the Indigenous Business Education Partners (IBEP) at Asper, will showcase research in the field of Indigenous business broadly, welcoming both senior and junior scholars from Turtle Island, as well as Australia, New Zealand/Aotearoa, Russia and the UK. The conference aims to support an overarching community of colleagues and postgraduate students researching in the field. 

“We are thrilled to host a virtual gathering of global researchers who explore research questions related to Indigenous matters,” said Peter Pomart, IBEP’s Director. “Our selected papers provide a diverse and rich set of questions including leadership, entrepreneurship, sustainability, while honouring Indigenous worldviews.”

The conference will open with a keynote panel with four leading researchers in Indigenous business scholarship and close with an address by esteemed actor and advocate Tantoo Cardinal. Scholarly paper sessions will be combined with roundtable discussions to reflect on current and future research in the field, and to give more junior scholars support to take their work forward. Presentation topics include self-determination and sustainability; honouring Indigenous identities, values, and worldviews; entrepreneurship and leadership. The full schedule is available here. All registrants will be provided a link to each individual session.

The Asper School of Business and James W. Burns Leadership Institute intend for the conference to become a continuing meeting place for research in the field, as scholars and the larger community consider important research questions to address in the coming years and decades. 

We are dedicated to knowledge creation and learning that contributes to better societies and relationships, and look forward to welcoming this inspiring group of colleagues and scholars to the UM,” said Suzanne Gagnon, Canada Life Chair in Leadership and Director, James W. Burns Leadership Institute. 

Registration for Emerging Themes in Indigenous Business ends Friday, March 12

Additional links: 
Meet the Conference Committee 
James W. Burns Leadership Institute 
Indigenous Business Education Partners



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