After oil companies, what? Entrepreneurship experiences in the ecuadorian amazon



INTRODUCTION. The present investigation analyzes the elements that explain the failure of the undertakings carried out in the Ecuadorian Amazon. OBJECTIVE. The main objective of the study is to determine the socioeconomic factors that are difficult for the development of productive processes in the Amazonian indigenous communities, taking as a case study the community of Limoncocha. METHOD. Being a descriptive case study, qualitative research techniques were used 6 in-depth interviews with key actors and a focus group with 23 young people from the community. RESULTS. The analysis of the data obtained can be systematized in three determining aspects that hinder the development of community projects and sustainable undertakings over time: internal conflicts among the main leaders, educational system not oriented to entrepreneurship and the presence of inconclusive entrepreneurships. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSIONS. In conclusion, it is argued that the absence of entrepreneurship culture, derived from a relationship of historical economic dependence with different public and private institutions, has given rise to the current scenario, where the community perceives itself as incapable of developing, managing and sustain community projects of a productive nature.

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BURGALETA, Elena; FLOR, Gary. After oil companies, what? Entrepreneurship experiences in the ecuadorian amazon. CienciAmérica, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 86-97, sep. 2018. ISSN 1390-9592. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 05 abr. 2020 doi: