Exploring entrepreneurship in developing countries: The case of Vanuatu
Davis, Robert; Tiseli, Tuna; Solomona, Malama
Citation:Davis, R., Tiseli, T., & Solomona, M. (2010). Exploring entrepreneurship in developing countries: The case of Vanuatu. In P. Ballantine & J. Finsterwalder (Eds.). Doing more with less: Proceedings of the Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC) Conference 2010. Christchurch: Department of Management, College of Business and Economics, University of Canterbury. Available from http://anzmac2010.org/proceedings/papers.html
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1624
In 2010, data was collected to explore the relationship between entrepreneurial behaviour and economic development in Vanuatu. 36 national experts were interviewed to understand the factors that constrain and promote entrepreneurial activity. The conceptual model is based on the National Expert component of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Our analysis uses grounded theory in tandem with this model because of the lack of tested theory regarding entrepreneurship in the Pacific. The key findings discussed related to; (1) business definition, (2) motivations, (3) barriers, (4) presence of the government, (5) women and entrepreneurship, (6) social entrepreneurs, (7) expats vs. Ni-Vans vs. naturalised Ni-Vans, (8) the influence of Asian entrepreneurs, (9) sustainable development vs. value-adding and, (10) nationalism and the social thread. The research implications and limitations are discussed.