Ana Maria Peredo

Ana María Peredo is the Director of the Centre for Co-operative and Community-Based Economy and Professor of Sustainable Entrepreneurship and International Business at the Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. Ana María’s research explores the role of business in fostering sustainable communities, especially among poor and disadvantaged people. Her pioneering work introduced the concept of community-based enterprise to academic business literature, and she is committed to engaging business educators in thinking about management education in relation to problems of poverty. She has published an impressive number of articles in leading academic journals, as well as chapters in important research anthologies on community-based enterprises, co-operatives, Indigenous entrepreneurship, and social entrepreneurship. Ana María is frequently invited to give lectures and presentations in academic and community settings.

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