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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
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Ana María Peredo is a 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

  • 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.
  • Peredo, A.M. 2015. Canadian Co-Operative and Credit Union Movement in Canada: The Unfolding Story. Journal of Co-operative Studies, 47(1): 91-100.
  • Leung, A., Zietsma, C. and Peredo, A.M. 2015. Emergent Identity Work and Institutional Change: The “Quiet” Revolution of Japanese Middle-Class Housewives. Organization Studies, 35(3): 423-450.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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
2020-2021 SSHRC Blueprint for an inclusive and sustainable recovery R C Co-PI $ 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 PI $ 74,998
2018-2019 SSHRC Regenerative Enterprise in Fragile Ecosystems R C Co-PI $ 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 R O Co-PI $ 10,974
2017-2021 SSHRC Indigenous Social Entrepreneurship: A Co-generated Approach R C Co-PI $ 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-I $ 5,000,000
2013-2015 European Union Centre for Excellence Grant Program Cooperative Financial Institutions and Economic Performance: the EU versus Canada R O Co-I $ 35,620
2010-2015 SSHRC - CURA Measuring the social, environmental and economic impact of co- operatives in Canada R C Co-I $ 1,000,000
2010-2015 SSHRC - CURA Social Business and Marginalized Social Groups R C Co-I $ 1,000,000
2006 SSHRC Pipelines and Caribou: Aboriginal Development in Northern Canada ‘On Their Own Terms’ R C Co-I $ 42,300
2006 SSHRC Dissemination Grant British Columbia in the New Economy: The Role of Co- operatives in Rural and Remote Communities R U Co-I $ 49,785
2002 SSHRC Community Sites of Work, Learning & Sustainability for Women in the New Economy R C Co-I $ 40,000
1995 AUCC/CIDA Local Indigenous Governments and Democracy R O PI $ 20,000
1995 University of Calgary, Division of International Development Grant to attend an International Grounded Theory Course at Mahidol University in Thailand O O PI N/A
1988 Peruvian National Council for Research-CONCYTEC Title R G PI N/A


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

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