Committed to Social Change Through Mobilizing Community Resources

Ana Maria Peredo
Ana María Peredo, Ph.D., is a Full Professor and Tier 1 Canada Chair of Social and Inclusive Entrepreneurship in the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa. She is also a Professor (on leave) of Political Ecology at the School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria, where she was previously a member of the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business (2000 to 2016) and Director of the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy (2008 to 2014).

A native of Peru, Dr. Peredo received her Ph.D. with a specialization in Entrepreneurship, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development from The University of Calgary.

Ana María has a strong interest in community alternatives and participatory action research among Indigenous People, arising in part from her work as an anthropologist, and as a journalist with one of Peru’s leading dailies. She is a pioneer in the field of community-based entrepreneurship, sustainable development and the alleviation of poverty.

Ana María has published her research in such journals as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Organization, World Development, Journal of Peasant Studies, Oxford Development Studies, Climate and Development, Organization Studies, Business and Society, Journal of World Business, Journal of Management Education, and Community Development among others. She has also edited and published a number of chapters in foundational anthologies, several opinion pieces, and appears in several videos connected with her work. She has co-edited a book on Indigenous Aspirations and Rights: The Case for Responsible Business and Management, which you can have a look at here.

Ana María was recipient of UVic’s prestigious
Craigdarroch Award for Excellence in Knowledge Mobilization for 2013, in which was cited for displaying ‘a penchant and passion for mobilizing knowledge for the cause of poverty alleviation.’ In the same year, she received a University of Victoria Community Leadership Award, acknowledging ‘outstanding leadership in linking UVic and the community for greater public benefit.’ In 2012, she won the Academy of Management award for Best Paper in International Business. The Canadian Bureau for International Education awarded Ana María its Internationalization Leadership Award for 2008, an award recognizing ‘outstanding leadership in the internationalization of Canadian education and/or the international education profession.’ She was a finalist for the Aspen Institute for Business Education Faculty Pioneer Awards for 2008, and was named ‘Ascendant Scholar for 2007’ by the Western Academy of Management. During the 2007/08 academic year she was a Visiting Fellow at the Global Poverty Research Group in the University of Oxford. Ana María also received the ‘Research Excellence Award’ from the Faculty of Business at the University of Victoria for 2005.

Click here to connect with some of my journal articles

Click here to connect with some of my book chapters

Click here to view recent opinion pieces

Click here to view a blog I wrote while I was doing fieldwork in the Andes during April 2015

Click here to view videos I have done on my work