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Decolonizing and Indigenizing Business Education

Resources and Guides

Here are resources and links about indigenous perspectives and decolonizing business curriculum.

Indigenous Worldview

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Indigenous Approaches to Learning

part of the guide Resources for Decolonizing Your Teaching


Journal of Management Education, Special Issue 2011 35(1)
Fitzgibbons, D. E., & Humphries, M. (2011). Enhancing the Circle of Life: Management Education and Indigenous KnowledgeJournal of Management Education, 35(1), 3–7. 

Bastien, F., Coraiola, D. M., & Foster, W. M. (2023). Indigenous Peoples and Organization Studies. Organization Studies, 44(4), 659–675.

Berge, S. T. (2020). Pedagogical pathways for Indigenous business education: Learning from current Indigenous business practices. The International Indigenous Policy Journal, 11(1).doi:

Woods, C., Dell, K., & Carroll, B. (2022). Decolonizing the Business School: Reconstructing the Entrepreneurship Classroom through Indigenizing Pedagogy and Learning. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 21(1), 82–100.

Colonialism and Imperialism

from the journal Policy Options:


Eckhardt, G. M., Belk, R., Bradford, T. W., Dobscha, S., Ger, G., & Varman, R. (2022). Decolonizing marketing. Consumption, Markets and Culture, 25(2), 176–186.

Kelly, D. & Hrenyk, J. (2020). A call to decolonize business schools including our own. (Simon Fraser University)

Stein, S. (2020). "Truth before reconciliation”: the difficulties of transforming higher education in settler colonial contexts. Higher Education Research and Development, 39(1), 156–170.

Whyte, Kyle, Is it Colonial DéJà Vu? Indigenous Peoples and Climate Injustice (November 1, 2016).  Humanities for the Environment: Integrating Knowledges, Forging New Constellations of Practice. Edited by Joni Adamson, Michael Davis, and Hsinya Huang. Earthscan Publications. Pages 88-104., Available at SSRN
Indigenous peoples face climate risks largely because of how colonialism, in conjunction with capitalist economics, shapes the geographic spaces they live in and their socio-economic conditions.

Journal of Management Education, Special Issue 2023 47(1) editorial: 
Leigh, J.S.A., & Rivers, C. (2023). Reflect, Rethink, and Redesign: Responses to Privilege in Management Education. Journal of Management Education, 47(1), 3–10.