Dr. Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda
Prof. Aldene Meis Mason
Entrepreneurship plays a significant role in Canadian business where
more than 99 per cent of Canadian firms have fewer than 500
Dr. Jean-Marie Nkongolo-Bakenda and Prof. Aldene Meis Mason in the
Faculty of Business Administration are helping entrepreneurs succeed.
Meis Mason is an Indigenous entrepreneurship specialist who explores
how Indigenous people can commercialize resources in culturally
appropriate ways for national and international markets. Recently, she
researched how the Canadian Inuit and European Sámi market
caribou and reindeer while protecting their food security. She also
examined Aboriginal entrepreneurship arising from oil and gas
Nkongolo-Bakenda studies the differences between ethnic community-oriented values and those required for successful entrepreneurship. He
also studies the internationalization of Canadian entrepreneurial firms.
His findings assist managers of small and medium-sized enterprises
choose appropriate strategies to face the challenges of market
globalization. His findings also help policy-makers adopt judicious
measures in their support of Canadian firms.