Skip to main content

Ana María Peredo

Peredo, Ana María
Full Professor
Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship
B.S.Sc (Universidad Inca Garcilazo de la Vega), M.A. (U of Calgary), Diploma Studies (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), M.A. Studies (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), Ph.D. (U of Calgary)
DMS 6148
613-562-5800 x 4784
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Ana María Peredo is a Canada Research Chair tier 1 and Full Professor of Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship at the Telfer School of Management. She is also a Professor (on leave) of Political Ecology at the School of Environmental Studies and was also Director of the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy at the University of Victoria, Canada.

Dr. Peredo’s work has contributed to understanding the ways communities can address poverty by constructing rewarding and sustainable livelihoods out of resources in their distinctive cultures and environments. She draws on her academic training in Anthropology and Management and extensive experience in the Andes of her native Peru to explore alternative economies and their impact on the social and environmental aspects of community.

Ana Maria has published several seminal pieces on community-based enterprises, Indigenous entrepreneurship, social enterprises, and solidarity economy. Her work has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice, Organization, World Development, Journal of Peasant Studies, and several other prominent journals and foundational anthologies.

She has received a number of awards and fellowships and serves on several academic and professional boards. Currently, she is the Associate Editor of Organization, Co-Coordinator of the European Group for Organizational Studies’ Standing Working Group on Organization Studies in the Anthropocene and Past President of the Western Academy of Management.

Research Interests

Ana María currently focuses on three inter-connected areas: (1) Alternative Organizations and Solidarity Economies: community-based entrepreneurship, co-operatives, community-based economies/ co-operative economies, common-property social enterprises, social justice, local currencies, small businesses networks; (2) Indigenous Economies and Decolonization: Indigenous Entrepreneurship, Indigenous social Innovation, critical entrepreneurship, impacts of development/business projects, Indigenous movements and ontologies; (3) Alternative Futures: Social movements, De-Growth-Post-Growth Movements. She welcomes opportunities to work with accomplished graduate students who have a specific focus in these areas.

Publications during the last 7 years

Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Peredo, A.M., Calas, M., Smircich, L., Bapuji, H., Banerjee, B., Chertkovskaj, E., Weber, G., Colbourne, R., Evans, M., Crane, A., Osorio, A., Ozkazanc-Pan, B., Continu, A., Abdelnour, S., Hirsch, P. and Adler, P. 2022. We are boiling: Management scholars speaking out on COVID-19 and social justice. Journal of Management Inquiry, 31(4): 339-357.
  • Turner, K. L., Idrobo, C. J., Desmarais, A. A. and Peredo, A.M. 2021. Soberania Alimentaris desde el Territorio: Aprovisionamiento, practicas cotidianas y el papel de las mujeres afrocolombianas. Jangwa Pana, 20(1): 158-185.
  • Weber, G., Cabras, I., Ometto, P. and Peredo, A.M. 2021. Direct Management of COVID-19 at National and Subnational Level: The Case of the Western Amazon Countries. Public Organization Review, 21(4): 741–757.
  • Banerjee, S. B., Jermier, J. M., Peredo, A.M., Perey, R. and Reichel, A. 2021. Theoretical perspectives on organizations and organizing in a post-growth era. Organization.
  • Cordoba, D., Peredo, A.M. and Chaves, P. 2021. Shaping alternatives to development: Solidarity and reciprocity in the Andes during Covid-19. World Development.
  • Turner, K. L., Idrobo, C. J., Desmarais, A. A. and Peredo, A.M. 2020. Food sovereignty, gender and everyday practice: The role of Afro-Colombian women in sustaining localised food systems. Journal of Peasant Studies, 1-27.
  • Peredo, A.M. and McLean, M. 2020. Decommodification in action: Common property as countermovement. Organization, 27(6): 817-839.
  • Peredo, A.M., Haugh, H. M., Hudon, M. and Meyer, C. 2020. Mapping concepts and issues in the ethics of the commons: Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Business Ethics, 166(4): 659-672.
  • Cordoba, D., Juen, L., Selfa, T., Peredo, A.M., de Assis Montag, L. F., Sombra, D. and Santos, M. P. D. 2019. Understanding local perceptions of the impacts of large-scale oil palm plantations on ecosystem services in the Brazilian Amazon. Forest Policy and Economics, 109: 1-11.
  • Rowe, J., Peredo, A.M., Sullivan, M. and Restakis, J. 2018. Policy Supports for Co- operative Development: Learning from Co-Operative Hot Spots. Journal of Co-operative Studies, 51(1): 31-47.
  • Peredo, A.M., Montgomery, N. and McLean, M. 2018. The BoP Business Paradigm: What It Promotes and What It Conceals. Oxford Development Studies, 46(3): 411-429.
  • Peredo, A.M., Haugh, H. M. and McLean, M. 2018. Common Property: Uncommon Forms of Prosocial Organizing. Journal of Business Venturing, 33(5): 591- 602.
  • Rowe, J., Peredo, A.M., Sullivan, M. and Restakis, J. 2017. Co-operative development, policy, and power in a period of contested neoliberalism: The case of Evergreen Co-operative Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio. Socialist Studies/Études Socialistes, 12(1): 54-77.
  • Bennett, N. J., Dearden, P. and Peredo, A.M. 2016. Vulnerability to Multiple Stressors in Coastal Communities: A Study of the Andaman Coast of Thailand. Climate and Development, 7(2): 124-141.
  • Lee, J.-A., Smallshaw, B. and Peredo, A.M. 2016. Rethinking Co-Operatives: Japanese-Canadian Fishing Co-Operatives. Community Development Journal, 52(4): 540-557.


  • Colbourne, R., Henriques, I., Anderson, R., Peredo, A.M. and Schneider, B. Indigenous Economic Development. Oxford Bibliographies in Anthropology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, 2021.
  • Alakavuklar, O.N., Barros, A., Jammulamadaka, N. and Peredo, A.M. Business storytelling and postcolonialism. London, UK: Sage, 2021, (Accepted).
  • Verbos, A.K., Henry, E. and Peredo, A.M. Indigenous Aspirations and Rights: The Case for Responsible Business and Management. London, UK: Routledge, 2017.

Chapters in Books

  • Segovia, R.A. and Peredo, A.M. “We cannot cut the tree if we don’t have permission from its mother”: Kukama resistance through life-affirming cosmologies. In Alakavuklar, O.N., Barros, A., Jammulamadaka, N. and Peredo, A.M.. Business storytelling and postcolonialism. London, UK: Sage, 2022, (In Press).
  • Henriques, I., Colbourne, R., Peredo, A.M. and Anderson, R.B. Relational and social aspects of Indigenous entrepreneurship: The Hupacasath case. In Indigenous Wellbeing and Enterprise. New York: Routledge, 2020.
  • Peredo, A.M. El “Buen Vivir’: Notions of Wellbeing Among Indigenous Peoples of South America. In Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Wellbeing. London, UK: Routledge, 2019.
  • Peredo, A.M., McLean, M. and Tremblay, C. Indigenous Social Innovation: What Is Distinctive? And a Research Agenda. In George, G., Baker, T., Tracey, P. and Joshi, H.. Handbook of Inclusive Innovation: The Role of Organizations, Markets and Communities in Social Innovation . Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019.
  • Peredo, A.M. Business, Sustainability, and the Bottom of the Pyramid. In Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability . New York: Routledge, 2018.
  • Henry, E., Peredo, A.M. and Verbos, A.K. Conclusion: Making the Case for Responsible Business and Management. In Verbos, A.K., Henry, E. and Peredo, A.M.. Indigenous Aspirations and Rights: The Case for Responsible Business and Management. London, UK: Routledge, 2017.
  • Sayers (Kekinusuqs), J. and Peredo, A.M. Hupacasath First Nation: Roadmap to a Sustainable Economy. In Verbos, A.K., Henry, E. and Peredo, A.M.. Indigenous Aspirations and Rights: The Case for Responsible Business and Management. London, UK: Routledge, 2017.
  • Verbos, A.K., Henry, E. and Peredo, A.M. Business’s Effects on Indigenous Aspirations and Rights: An Introduction. In Verbos, A.K., Henry, E. and Peredo, A.M.. Indigenous Aspirations and Rights: The Case for Responsible Business and Management. London, UK: Routledge, 2017.
  • Peredo, A.M. and Chrisman, J. J. Conceptual Foundations: Community-Based Enterprise and Community Development. In van Ham, M., Reuschke, D., Kleinhans, R., Mason, C. and Syrett, S.. Entrepreneurial Neighbourhoods: Towards an Understanding of the Economies of Neighbourhoods and Communities . London, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, Inc., 2017.

Invited Contributions and/or Technical Reports

  • Dagli-Hustings, I., Peredo, A.M., Ndimukaga, E., Ikinci, M., Koko, A.D., Christou, G. and Lordos, A. 2022. "Bugesera societal healing programme: Collaborative livelihoods protocol (co-live manuals 1 - 3)".
  • Peredo, A.M. 2020. "Social Investment Activities and Needs Assessment for Vancouver Island. B.C. Report".

Funded Research during the last 7 years

Funded Research during the last 7 years
From-To Source Title * ** Role Amount
2022-2029 Canada Research Chairs Social And Inclusive Entrepreneurship R C PI $ 1,400,000
2021-2023 SSHRC Two-Eyed Seeing, Grand Challenges and Wicked Problems: Indigenous-led Responses to the Neoliberal Restructuring of Cities and Urban Centres R C Co-A $ 245,936
2021-2022 SSHRC Connection Grant Walking in two worlds, co-creating a two-eyed seeing approach to research training O C Co-A $ 24,000
2020-2021 SSHRC Blueprint for an inclusive and sustainable recovery R C Co-A $ 24,996
2019-2022 SSHRC Oil Palm in water territories: the impacts of crop expansion on water resources and local livelihoods in the Brazilian Amazon R C Co-A $ 74,998
2018-2019 SSHRC Regenerative Enterprise in Fragile Ecosystems R C Co-A $ 23,000
2018 Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) Paper Development workshop on Theoretical Perspectives on Organisations and Organising in a Post-Growth Era. London, UK S O Co-PI $ 10,974
2017-2021 SSHRC Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship: A Co-generated Approach R C Co-A $ 366,758
2016-2017 University of Victoria, Co-operative and Community-Based Economy Research Fund Indigenous Sustainability and Community Innovation: Sites of Social Innovation on Vancouver Island R O Co-I $ 90,000
2015-2018 Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) Amazon Fish for Food /Peces para la Vida project for indigenous peoples of Bolivia R U Co-A $ 5,000,000


C: Contract (R and D) | E: Equipment Grant | R: Research Grant | S: Support Award | P: Pedagogical Grant | O: Other, U: Unknown

C: Granting Councils | G: Government | F: Foundations | I: UO Internal Funding | O: Other | U: Unknown

PI = Principal Investigator | Co-I = Co-Investigator | Co-PI = Co-Principal Investigator

© 2023 Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
Policies  |  Emergency Info

alert icon