Collaboration between social entrepreneurs and Indigenous communities: A case study of the community-based tourism of the Guna Yala community

Merethe Jessica Eriksson, Franco Alberto Vaccaro Carbone, Simone Rom, Tania Ramirez Gea & Joaquin Belmonte Requena

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This research is a case study of the tourism run by the Guna Yala community, who are living on the San Blas islands outside of Panama. Our interest is to find out how to successfully collaborate with the Guna Yala community as social entrepreneurs in order to improve the life of the Guna Yala community. The findings are analyzed with the theoretical framework of social entrepreneurship, Indigenous entre-preneurship and the concept of community-based tourism. The methodological approach is based upon the chosen philosophy of science, social constructivism, and of three semi-structured expert interviews, which are analysed with a thematic analysis approach. In order to collaborate with the Indigenous Guna Yala community, social entrepreneurs have to be aware of the Guna’s general mindset and their socioeconomic needs. This knowledge enables social entrepreneurs to approach the Guna Yala community in a certain manner which is presented further in the analysis.

UddannelserMaster i Socialt Entreprenørskab og Management (SEM), (Masteruddannelse) Master
Udgivelsesdato17 dec. 2019
Antal sider150
VejledereShahamak Rezaei