Dr. Ana Maria Peredo
Director for the Centre for Co-operative Based Economy (CCBE); Professor, Sustainable Entrepreneurship & International Business
BA, Psychology & Gender Studies Diploma, Catholic University; MA Social Anthropology, University of Calgary; PhD, Sustainable Development and Environmental Management, Entrepreneurship, University of Calgary
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Poverty alleviation and business emerging from civil society:
- Social Entrepreneurship
- Community Enterprise/Co-operatives
- Indigenous Entrepreneurship
- International and Local Sustainable Development
- Qualitative methods
Dr. Ana María Peredo is a Professor at the Gustavson School of Business and Director of the BC Institute of Co-operative Studies at the University of Victoria.
Her research focuses on the role of business in society. Specifically, her work is related to how business can be an instrument for poverty alleviation and community well-being. This interest has led her to explore a variety of alternative business models, including different types of businesses emerging from grassroots organizations, such as community-based enterprises, co-operatives and other forms of community collective action and social entrepreneurship.
She is a pioneer in the field of community-based entrepreneurship, sustainable development and the alleviation of poverty. Her publications have appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management Inquiry, Humanity and Society, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of World Business and Journal of Management Education. She has also published a number of book chapters.
Dr. Peredo's work is informed by a rich experience of ten years working in international development projects. As an anthropolgist, she has worked for UN and European development agencies involved in rural development projects with the Quechua and Aymara peoples. A principal responsibility was micro-credit and income generation for Andean indigenous women. Her interest in the Andes arose from her work as a journalist producing reports on rural development published by one of Peru's leading dailies.
For more information and access to some of Dr. Peredo's publications, visits:http://web.uvic.ca/~aperedo/
Peredo, A.M. & McLean, M. (In Press). Indigenous development and the cultural captivity of entrepreneurship. Business and Society.
Hannah R.H. & Peredo, A.M. (2011). Rethinking management education and scholarship, and concluding thoughts. Introduction and discussion of four panel papers from senior scholars at the Western Academy of Management Meetings, March 2010. Journal of Management Inquiry, 20(2), 178–179 and 192–195.
Peredo, A.M. (2011). Social entrepreneurship. In L.P. Dana (Ed.), World Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship (Ch.48, 410-414). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Tremblay, C., Gutberlet, J. & Peredo, A.M. (2010). United we can: Resource recovery, place and social enterprise. Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 54(7), 422-428.
Peredo, A.M. & McLean, M. (2010). Indigenous development and the cultural captivity of entrepreneurship. Business and Society, 50(4), 1-29.
Ring, J. K., Peredo, A.M. & Chrisman, J. J. (2010). Business networks and economic development in rural communities in the USA. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 34(1), 171-195.
Schulte, W. & Peredo, A.M. (Eds.). (2010). Handbook of social entrepreneurship. UK: Routledge Press.
Peredo, A.M. (2007). The road less travelled. In R.B. Anderson & L.P. Dana (Eds.), International handbook of research on indigenous entrepreneurship (426-444). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Peredo, A.M. & McLean, M. (2006). Social entrepreneurship: A critical review of the concept. Journal of World Business, 41(1), 56-65.
Peredo, A.M. & Chrisman, J. J. (2006). Toward a theory of community-based enterprise. Academy of Management Review, 31(2), 309-328.
Peredo, A.M. & Anderson, R. B. (2006). Indigenous entrepreneurship research: Themes and variations. In C. S. Galbraith & C. H. Stiles (Eds.), Developmental entrepreneurship: Adversity, risk, isolation (253-273). Oxford, UK: Elsevier.
Anderson, R. B., Camp, I. R., Dana, L. P., Honig, B., Nkongolo-Bakenda, J.-M. & Peredo, A.M. (2005). Indigenous land rights in Canada: The foundation for development? International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2(2), 104-133.
Peredo, A.M., Anderson, R. B., Galbraith, C. S., Honig, B. & Dana, L. P. (2004). Towards a theory of indigenous entrepreneurship. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 1(1/2), 1-20.
Peredo, A.M. (2003), Emerging Strategies Against Poverty: The Road Less Traveled, Journal of Management Inquiry, 12(2), 155-166.
Peredo, A.M. (2003), Nothing Thicker than Blood? Commentary on "Kinship and Creation of Wealth". Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 27(4), 397-400.
Mitchell, R.K., Smith, J.B., Morse, E.A., Seawright, K.W., Peredo, A.M. & McKenzie, B. (2002), Are entrepreneurial cognitions universal? Assessing entrepreneurial cognitions across cultures. Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, 26(4), 9-32.
- The Western Academy of Management Outstanding Service Award 2011
- Visiting Fellow in the Global Poverty Research Group at the University of Oxford in England, 2007-2008
- Recipient of Innovation in International Education Award from the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), 2008
- "Ascendant S, 2008.cholar for 2007," Western Academy of Management
- John Dobson 2006 ACE Fellowship, awarded by "Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship
- Faculty of Business, University of Victoria, Research Excellence Award for 2005
- Awarded and successfully completed six SSHRC-supported research projects, and currently active in two further SSHRC projects
Dr. Peredo's teaching interests lie in the intersection between business activity and sustainable community life. All her courses include attention to social enterprise and alternative business models.
- Entrepreneurship and Small Business for non-specialists (ENT 402)
- Global and Local: Sustainable Communities (IB409)
In this Faces of UVic Research video, Dr. Ana Maria Peredo discusses the grassroots level models that communities are using with their local and cultural resources to create businesses and alleviate poverty. She also explains the wider benefits of these grassroots level models, which can be applied to all communities who wish to balance their economic, social and cultural values.