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Professor Dennis Foley

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School of Humanities and Social Science (Community Welfare)

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Professor Dennis Foley is equally proud of his contributions as a researcher, an international networker and a teacher.

Dennis Foley

"You cannot grow a towering tree unless you care and nurture the sapling, and thus the seed of knowledge within the next generation of researchers cannot be sown unless the student experiences the thrill of research from those who pursue it themselves," he says.

Dennis's field of expertise is Indigenous Australia, with a specific interest in Indigenous entrepreneurship, a discipline for which he has written the first Australian university course.

At Newcastle he teaches Human Rights, Advocacy and Social Change; Working with Communities; and Indigenous Cultural Competencies in the Humanities.

The Fulbright scholar and dual Endeavour Fellow is a relative latecomer to academia, having begun tertiary studies at age 40 following a career in finance.

"My inspiration to study Aboriginal entrepreneurship and small business comes from both my mother's brothers who, despite their dark skin and obvious Aboriginal features, worked outside of the claws of the Aboriginal Protector with their entrepreneurial pursuits and grasp of basic Maori language as a survival strategy," Dennis says.

"My father's grandfather was perhaps the most outstanding entrepreneur in the late 19th century. At a time when we were imprisoned on reserves, shot and poisoned on the frontier, my great grandfather ran a successful bullock dray and horse-drawn wagon business conveying general freight to and from the coastal towns of northern NSW through the rugged New England plateau.

"Grandfather Foley, in turn, learnt and gained these skills from his father. As an industrious man he was never without work through the Great Depression and supported many a Koori widow and her infants in the Glebe area of inner Sydney with his ability to procure bran and waste flour from the White Bay flour mills."

Dennis is a strong presence within the local Indigenous community and business sector, and he is a sought-after researcher in this field throughout Australia and internationally.

He is a key contributor to The Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, which he says is a "top journal, underrated but gaining more and more respect".

Australia's first professor in Indigenous entrepreneurship is deeply interested in the research of native cultures the world over.

Canada, in particular, has proven a particularly productive field of research when it comes to the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

"I have a wonderful relationship with Canada," he says, referring to networks established with the University of Regina, The Banff Centre, and his involvement as a CI in a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant on Indigenous entrepreneurship.

"It's really encouraging as it puts Newcastle into the Canadian humanities sphere," Dennis says.

Another Canadian link was forged when Simon Fraser University, Vancouver PhD student Bryan Gallagher came to Newcastle earlier this year to study under Dennis's supervision.

Dennis says contacts made at the Centre of Pacific Studies at the University of Hawaii, the University of Auckland, the University of Southern Denmark, the Dublin Institute of Technology, the Small and Medium Business Corporation and the Small and Medium Administration in South Korea, the National Dong Hwa University in Taiwan and, closer to home, the universities of Adelaide, Curtain, Monash and the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research at ANU, have proven invaluable. 

In addition to three current ARC projects and the SSHRC, Dennis is working on a joint research project with the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce and the NSW Minister of Aboriginal Affairs related to the implementation of increased procurement opportunities for Indigenous small business.

"This is the application of two decades of research into practical outcomes," he says.

In recognition of his work in the area of Aboriginal small business, the Board of the Small Enterprise Association of Australia and New Zealand (SEAANZ) recently elected Dennis to its executive. He has also been invited by the executive of the International Consortium of Small Business (ICSB) to coordinate the Indigenous/Minority stream of the 2014 world conference in Dublin following his successful leadership of this stream at the 2012 World conference in Wellington, New Zealand.

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Career Summary

Biography

Professor Dennis Foley researches and teaches across numerous academic fields related to Indigenous Australians. He directs his main research focus towards the emerging discipline of Indigenous enterprise and entrepreneurship. Dennis’ career within the tertiary education sector began at Griffith University where he developed the Indigenous Career and Employment strategy and where he helped write the first Australian Indigenous Degree program in Indigenous Art. Several teaching appointments followed. This included MBA courses at the University of Queensland, Business and Management courses at the Australian Catholic University, and Indigenous Land-Use Management and Practice at the University of Queensland. Dennis has taught across Humanities, Education and Arts Faculties at the Universities of Queensland and Sydney, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Hawaii, as well as Financial and Strategic Management at Swinburne University while he held the position of Acting Director of the Masters program in Entrepreneurship. He currently teaches SPSW2001 Human Rights and Advocacy and Social Change; SPSW2002 Working with Communities; and HUMA3000 Indigenous Cultural Competencies in the Humanities. Prior to joining the tertiary education sector, Dennis held senior management positions within the banking and finance sector. His experience included state manager of a merchant bank and commercial lending. Dennis has written units of study at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, including Indigenous Politics, Land and Culture, Aboriginal Literature, and Language and Culture.

In line with his key research focus, Dennis has written the first Australian university course in Indigenous Entrepreneurship. Professor Foley is a Fulbright Scholar and dual Endeavour Fellow. His publications focus on social inclusion and cross disciples such as Indigenous Literature, Indigenous History, Indigenous Studies, Business Management (Entrepreneurship) and Indigenous Epistemology and Pedagogy. Dennis identifies as Koori. His matrilineal connection is Gai-mariagal of the Guringah language group of northern Sydney, and his patrilineal connection is to the Wiradjuri people of the Capertree/Turon River region. Dennis is active within the Indigenous community and Indigenous business associations. He is a Member of the Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation and Director of both the Mandurah Hunter Indigenous Business Chamber and the NSW Indigenous Chamber of Commerce. He has also received ministerial appointments to the Sydney Harbour Region Advisory Committee of the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service and to the Indigenous Business Advisory Group of the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Research Expertise

Indigenous Entrepreneurship - Aboriginal Entrepreneurship - Entrepreneurship - Minority Entrepreneurship - Small Business - Social Human Capital - Qualitative Research Methodology - Epistemology - Indigenous Standpoint Theory - Grounded Theory - Ethnography - Aboriginal Religions - Hawiian Studies - Maori Studies - Aboriginal Studies Traveller Studies - 1st Nations - American Indian Studies - Aboriginal History - Invasion History - Native Title - Cross Cultural Studies in Australia - Indigenous Tourism - Aboriginal Tourism - Tourism in Australia - Tourism in New Zealand - Maori Tourism My research career begins by being team leader in a research project for Sir Robert Askin in understanding why Aboriginal housing in Wilcannia was destroyed. I have undertaken or partnered with several outstanding practitioners that include the determination of effective roadside signage in snow conditions in Kosciusko National Park. Other projects include working with the NSW Police in streamlining offence procedures in the same region, researching similarities in holdups by Westpac that enabled a staff training program to reduce staff exposure to danger and/or trauma. Research into Aboriginal issues around the globe beginning in humble beginnings such as how to get Indigenous K-12 to attend school, understand and isolate the causation of racism in schools, researching racial ignorance in teachers and relating this back to their training, family environment and/or lack of field service training. Then my love for entrepreneurship blossomed over 15 years ago and I have been after solutions in how to create a financially independent 1st Nations society that is free from the shackles of welfare and poverty and research the positive and negative flows from entrepreneurial activity.

Teaching Expertise
Teaching expertise begins in Westpac Banking Corporation in the 1980’s teaching customer service officers how to read the body language of their customers and staff looking for indicators of potential illegal activity. This was followed by training lending officers in the basics of Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss and debtor and creditor ledgers to understand the financial position of current clients and commercial loan applications. With a background in community counselling and Vietnam Veteran Counselling I began teaching as a guest lecturer in Cross Cultural Counselling in the psychology degree at Griffith University followed by specialist teaching in Financial Analysis in the Business Major which was further followed by teaching Aboriginal issues in a visual art degree at the Queensland College of Art. From here I was headhunted by the University of Queensland and taught Indigenous Studies such as Native Title, the political struggle, Indigenous land use management, and Black literature, Black Film & TV, Aboriginal Politics and Torres Strait Islander Studies for over 5 years. Then 2 years teaching Aboriginal subjects in sociology at QUT and several years at The University of Sydney teaching a broad range of Aboriginal studies similar to UQ. I also taught part-time accounting and management from an Indigenous perspective at the Australian Catholic University in their Indigenous Business Diploma and Degree. From Sydney University I moved to Swinburne University of Technology teaching entrepreneurship at a Masters level, Organizational Studies and Strategic Management and writing the first Indigenous Entrepreneurship subject for undergraduates in Australia. The University of Newcastle then appointed me as a researcher however I fought to teach and currently teach HUMA 3000 Aboriginal Perspectives in the Humanities, SPSW 3003 Case Management, SPSW 2001 Human Rights and SPSW 2002 Working with Communities and guest lecturer on a regular basis in education, theology, social work, philosophy, geography and history.

Administrative Expertise
Administration experience includes a grounding in accounting as a junior officer in the NSW State Treasury, several years as a legal clerk in the Court of Petty Sessions and working in administration in the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service followed by over a decade in various accounting and managerial fields within the banking and finance industry followed by appointments at a HEW 7 & 8 at Griffith University. I have held numerous administrative roles in the University industry from Finance Committee, Ethics Committees, several Grant & Research Committees which includes 8 years on the Australian – American Fulbright Committee, drafted a successful Indigenous Australian Recruitment – Employment and Career Strategy at Griffith University, been a team member in the drafting and implementation of restructuring programs in both the Finance Sector and University. Worked in Human Resources and have a sound administrative background commensurate with my age and qualifications.

Collaborations
As Australia’s first Professor in Indigenous entrepreneurship Dennis’s research collaboration is both national and international with recent Visiting Fellowships since his appointment as diverse as Kolding in Southern Denmark, Banff in Canada, Wellington and Auckland in NZ, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth and Adelaide based universities in Australia. As a Fulbright Scholar he has worked extensively in Hawaii researching Native Hawaiian entrepreneurs, he has won two Endeavour fellowships researching Maori entrepreneurship and following his second Endeavour in 2011, he will research the Irish ‘Travellers’ enterprises in and around Dublin. He was recently awarded a three year visiting Research Fellowship to the Australian National University at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, commencing in 2012 His research interests revolve around: 1) Indigenous business practices investigating leadership, management and the change process of the minority entrepreneur on their entry into business to try and understand motivators and inhibitors of successful minority entrepreneurs, to increase academic and societal understanding of minority entrepreneurship reviewing wealth creation - human capital and the construction of social capital in marginalized people. 2) Indigenous Entrepreneurship. 3) Indigenous Education. 4) The maintenance of cultural heritage management within Indigenous tourism. 5) Indigenous Epistemology. 6) Indigenous Social Well-being.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Business, Griffith University
  • Master of Business Administration, Griffith University

Keywords

  • Aboriginal literature
  • Cross cultural studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii
  • Indigenous Research Methodology
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous business practices investigating leadership, management and the change process of the minority entrepreneur
  • Indigenous education, pedagogies and epistemologies
  • Indigenous social capital, human capital and networking linkages in post-colonial economies
  • Indigenous social well-being
  • The maintenance of cultural heritage management within the Indigenous tourism industry

Languages

  • English (Fluent)
  • Aboriginal English, so described (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150304 Entrepreneurship 40
169902 Studies of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Society 30
150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Humanities and Social Science
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2009 -  Panel Editor Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management
New Zealand
1/01/2009 -  Panel Editor International Journal of Organizational Innovation
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Director Mandurah Hunter Indigenous Business Chamber Inc
Australia
1/01/2008 -  International Editor Journal of Best Practice in Applied & Indigenous/Maori Vocational Education
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Panel Editor Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
Australia
1/02/2006 - 1/03/2008 Researcher / Lecturer / Acting Director Master of Enterprise and Innovation Swinburne University of Technology, VIC
Graduate School of Business
Australia
1/01/2004 - 1/02/2006 Lecturer The University of Sydney
Koori Centre
Australia
1/02/2003 - 1/07/2004 Lecturer Queensland University of Technology
Oodgeroo Unit
Australia
1/07/2000 - 1/06/2001 Research Fellow University of Hawaii
Pacific Business Studies
United States
1/02/1999 - 1/11/2000 Lecturer Australian Catholic University
School of Business
1/02/1997 - 1/11/2004 Lecturer / Student Support Officer University of Queensland
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit
1/02/1994 - 1/02/1997 Lecturer / Consultant & HEW 8 Griffith University
Queensland College of Art
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Australian-American Fulbright Association Australian-American Fulbright Association
Australia
1/01/2008 -  Membership - Indigenous Forum, Australian Taxation Office Indigenous Forum, Australian Taxation Office
Australia
1/01/2007 -  Membership - Australian Research Council ARC (Australian Research Council)
1/01/2007 -  Membership - Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand
New Zealand
1/01/2007 -  Membership - The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Panel The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Panel
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2010 2010 Visiting Scholar: Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management
University of Southern Denmark
2010 Visiting fellowship
Australian National University
2008 Visiting fellow
Monash University
2005 Visiting Indigenous Fellowship
Australian National University
2005 Inaugural Fellowship for graduating Indigenous PhDs
Australian National University
2003 Northern Territory History Grant
Northern Territory Government

Research Award

Year Award
2010 Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians
Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR)
2010 ARC Linkage. LP110100698 Title: - Determining the Factors Influencing the Success of Private and Com
Charles Sturt University
2007 Endeavour Indigenous Research Fellowship
Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (former)
2007 ARC Discovery Title
ARC (Australian Research Council)
2007 Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis 2005
University of Queensland

Invitations

Keynote Speaker

Year Title / Rationale
2009 'Indigenous Entrepreneurship'
Organisation: Institute for Land Water and Society Research Forum, Chales Sturt Universtiy Description: 2009 'Indigenous Entrepreneurship' Institute for Land Water and Society Research Forum, Chales Sturt Universtiy, Wagga Wagga, June 17
2008 'Yennibue Eulogy' Margis
Organisation: World Youth Celebrations, St Ignatius College Description: 2008 'Yennibue Eulogy' Margis: World Youth Celebrations, St Ignatius College, Riverview, Sydney, July 12.
2007 'Indigneous businesses: not all in the bush and not all community'
Organisation: Koori Business Network Conference Description: 2007 'Indigneous businesses: not all in the bush and not all community' Koori Business Network Conference, Melbourne Hilton, April 26
2007 'Indigenous Standpoint in a Business School'
Organisation: Business School Equity and Diversity Annual Luncheon and Awards, Auckland University of Technology Description: 2007 'Indigenous Standpoint in a Business School' address to the Business School Equity and Diversity Annual Luncheon and Awards, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, Sept 28
2007 'Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Australasia'
Organisation: Small Enterprise Conference Description: 2007 'Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Australasia' Small Enterprise Conference, Manukau City, New Zealand, Sept 25
2007 'Indigenous Standpoint in alternative modes of education'
Organisation: International Democratic Education Annual Conference & Annual Australasian Association for Progressive and Alternate Education in Australia Conference Description: 2007 'Indigenous Standpoint in alternative modes of education', International Democratic Education Annual Conference & Annual Australasian Association for Progressive and Alternate Education in Australia Conference, Terry Hills, Oct 3
2006 'Indigenous Australia: Sorry Day'
Organisation: St Ignatius College Description: 2006 'Indigenous Australia: Sorry Day', St Ignatius College, Lane Cove, May 26
2006 'Eora'
Organisation: A symposium with Keith Vincent Smith, Professor Peter Read and Tom Keneally, NSW State Library Description: 2006 'Eora' A symposium with Keith Vincent Smith, Professor Peter Read and Tom Keneally, NSW State Library, June 26 (and live on ABC radio)
2006 'Indigenous Education'
Organisation: International Democratic Education Conference Description: 2006 'Indigenous Education', International Democratic Education Conference, Riverview, July 10
2006 'An Indigenous Academic Voice'
Organisation: Indigenous Knowledge in the Workplace: A Workshop for Indigneous Practitioners. National centre for Indigenous Studies, AIATSIS Description: 2006 'An Indigenous Academic Voice', Indigenous Knowledge in the Workplace: A Workshop for Indigneous Practitioners. National centre for Indigenous Studies, AIATSIS, Canberra, Sept 7-8
2006 'A Sense of Place'
Organisation: 75% of Indigenous Australians live in urban environments: What are the challenges in service delivery? Conference, Institute of Public Administration Australia, ACT Division Description: 2006 'A Sense of Place': 75% of Indigenous Australians live in urban environments: What are the challenges in service delivery? Conference, Institute of Public Administration Australia, ACT Division, AIS Theatreete, Leverrier, Bruce ACT, Sept 28
2005 'An Indigenous Perspective'
Organisation: IGL 2005 Conference: Safe Families and Healthy Relationships Description: 2005 'An Indigenous Perspective' IGL 2005 Conference: Safe Families and Healthy Relationships, Gilston, March 3
2005 'Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs: Successful and Invisible'
Organisation: Enquiry into Indigenous Employment, House of Representatives Standing Committee on Torres Strait Islander Affairs Description: 2005 'Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs: Successful and Invisible' Enquiry into Indigenous Employment, House of Representatives Standing Committee on Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Parliament House, Canberra, May 23
2005 'The Voice of Indigenous Poetry'
Organisation: Sorry Day, The Australian National University Description: 2005 'The Voice of Indigenous Poetry' Sorry Day, The Australian National University, Canberra May 26
2005 'Gai-mariagal'
Organisation: Lane Cove Historical Society Description: 2005 'Gai-mariagal' Lane Cove Historical Society, July 26
2005 'Indigenous Knowledge'
Organisation: The Green Dialogues Forum, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School Description: 2005 'Indigenous Knowledge', The Green Dialogues Forum, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Middle Cove, Sept 10.
2005 'Working Cross-Culturally, Rethinking Community'
Organisation: A symposium with Professor Marilyn Lake (La Trobe) and Professor Peter Read (ANU), The Royal Society of the Arts, The University of Sydney Description: 2005 'Working Cross-Culturally, Rethinking Community', A symposium with Professor Marilyn Lake (La Trobe) and Professor Peter Read (ANU), The Royal Society of the Arts, The University of Sydney, 20 Sept
2003 'Beyond Reconciliation'
Organisation: Reconciliation Week Address, Queensland University of Technology Description: 2003 'Beyond Reconciliation' Reconciliation Week Address, Owen J Wordsmiths Room, Gardens Point, Queensland University of Technology, May 26
2002 'Black Literature in Australia'
Organisation: English Faculty Winter Guest Lecture Series, University of Hawaii Description: 2002 'Black Literature in Australia', English Faculty Winter Guest Lecture Series, University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus
2002 'Indigenous Standpoint Theory'
Organisation: Presidents Guest Speaker Forum, University of Hawaii Description: 2002 'Indigenous Standpoint Theory' Presidents Guest Speaker Forum, University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus
2001 'Indigenous Health in Australia'
Organisation: East-West Centre, Guest Speaker Forum,Winter Lecture Series, University of Hawaii Description: 2001 'Indigenous Health in Australia' East-West Centre, Guest Speaker Forum,Winter Lecture Series, University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Foley DL, Meeting the Globalisation Challenge: Smart and Innovative SME¿s in a Globally Competitive Environment., Tilde University Press, Prahan, 268 (2014) [A3]
2014 Foley D, Repossession of Our Spirit: Traditional owners of northern Sydney, Aboriginal History Inc, Canberra, 119 (2014) [A4]
2010 Connell R, Campbell C, Vickers M, Welsh A, Foley DL, Bagnall N, Hayes D, Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press, Australia & New Zealand, 450 (2010) [A3]
2007 Connell R, Campbell C, Welch A, Foley D, Bagnel N, Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 300 (2007) [A1]
2001 Foley D, Repossession: of our Spirit, Aboriginal History Inc., Canberra, ACT, Australia, 119 (2001) [A1]
2000 Foley D, 'Successful Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs: a Case Study Analysis', Merino Lithographics, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 76 (2000) [A1]
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Chapter (14 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Foley DL, 'Education, Teaching Entrepreneurship and Indigenous Peoples', Developing Sustainable Education in Regional Australia, Monash University Publishing, Clayton Vic 133-160 (2014) [B1]
2014 Foley DL, 'Current Issues in Aboriginal SMEs', Meeting the Globalisation Challenge: Smart and Innovative SMEs in a Globally Competitive Environment, Tilde University Press, Prahran 250-265 (2014) [B1]
2014 Foley DL, 'Aboriginal Approaches to Business Leadership and Entrepreneurship', Restorying Indigenous Leadership: Wise Practices in Community Development, Banff Centre Press, Banff 215-232 (2014) [B1]
2013 Foley D, 'Indigenous Australia and the Education System', Education, Change and Society, OUP Australia & New Zealand, South Melbourne 131-159 (2013) [B2]
2012 Foley DL, 'An Australian voice', Education and Belonging, NOVA Science Publishers, New York 85-110 (2012) [B1]
2012 Foley DL, 'Gulanyunung pialla ('Our talk'): An Australian Aboriginal review of Irish travellers', Travellers and the Settled Community: A Shared Future, The Liffey Press, Dublin, Ireland 81-91 (2012) [B1]
2012 Foley DL, 'Aboriginal enterprise and entrepreneurship in the Gippsland: A tool in the reconciliation kit', Reconciliation in Regional Australia: Case Studies from Gippsland, Australian Scholarly Publishing, North Melbourne, VIC 108-126 (2012) [B1]
2010 Foley DL, 'Aboriginality and pedagogies', Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press, Oxford 168-204 (2010) [B1]
2009 Foley DL, 'Building castles without foundations: Indigenous business education in Australia', Indigenous Issues in Australian Universities: Research, Teaching, Support, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, Northern Territory 57-65 (2009) [B1]
2008 Foley D, 'An Indigenous Standpoint Theory', History, Politics and Knowledge: Essays in Australian Indigenous Studies, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 113-133 (2008) [B1]
2008 Read P, Foley D, 'Whose Landscape? Who's Exiled?', Landscapes of Exile: Once Perilous, Now Safe, Peter Lang, Bern, Switzerland 85-96 (2008) [B1]
2007 Foley D, 'Leadership the quandary of Aboriginal societies in crises: 1788 to 1830, and 1966', In Transgressions: critical Australian Indigenous histories, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 177-192 (2007) [B1]
2007 Foley D, 'What has Native Title done to the urban Koori in NSW who is also a traditional custodian?'', The Social Effects of Native Title Recognition, Translation, coexistence (CAEPR Research Monograph), ANU E Press, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 167-182 (2007) [B1]
2006 Howard F, Foley D, ''Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Australia', Chapter 20: Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs: Women and Indigenous Populations', Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice: (Asia Pacific Edition), Thompson Press, Melbourne, Australia 564-595 (2006) [B1]
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Journal article (36 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Foley DL, 'Quadrivum, So You Want to be a Lawyer?', Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8 19-21 (2014) [C3]
2014 Foley DL, 'Radical Hope: Education and Equality in Australia', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 17 76-79 (2014) [C3]
2013 Foley D, O'Connor AJ, 'Social Capital and the Networking Practices of Indigenous Entrepreneurs', Journal of Small Business Management, 51 276-296 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/jsbm.12017
2013 Foley DL, 'The More Things Change ... The Origins and Impact of Australian Indigenous Exclusion', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 42 83-84 (2013) [C3]
DOI 10.1017/jie.2013.5
2013 Foley DL, 'Jus Sanguinis: The Root of Contention in Determining What is an Australian Aboriginal Business', Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8 25-29 (2013) [C1]
2013 Foley DL, 'What is an Indigenous Australian Business?', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 16 66-74 (2013)
2013 Foley DL, 'Re-awakening languages: Theory and practice in the revitalisation of Australia¿s Indigenous languages, John Hobson, Kevin Lowe, Susan Poetsch and Michael Walsh (Eds) 2010 Sydney: Sydney University Press, 457 pp [Book Review]', The Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, 2 498-500 (2013) [C3]
2012 Klyver K, Foley DL, 'Networking and culture in entrepreneurship', Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 24 561-588 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 6
2012 Foley DL, 'Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Australia: Eight thousand years of continuous enterprise', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 15 102-110 (2012) [C1]
2012 Foley DL, 'Guest editorial: Indigenous entrepreneurship', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 15 102-110 (2012) [C6]
2012 Foley DL, 'Teaching entrepreneurship to Indigenous and other minorities: Towards a strong sense of self, tangible skills and active participation within society', Journal of Business Diversity, 12 59-74 (2012) [C1]
2012 Foley DL, 'Enterprise and entrepreneurship are not un-Aboriginal', Aboriginal Business Magazine, April 26-29 (2012) [C3]
2011 Foley DL, 'From traditional carving to plastic Tiki: Maori struggles to balance commerce and culture within the global tourism marketplace, 1860-2010', Journal of Tourism History, 3 177-199 (2011) [C1]
2011 Foley DL, 'Indigenous participation in Australian economies: Historical and anthropological perspectives [Book Review]', Aboriginal History, 35 227-231 (2011) [C3]
2010 Foley DL, 'Murray River country: An ecological dialogue with traditional owners', Anthropological Forum, 20 178-180 (2010) [C3]
2010 Foley DL, 'The function of social (and human) capital as antecedents on Indigenous entrepreneurs networking', New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 35 65-88 (2010) [C1]
2010 Foley DL, 'Can we educate and train Aboriginal leaders within our tertiary education systems?', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39 138-150 (2010) [C1]
2010 Foley DL, 'Enterprise and entrepreneurship are not un-Aboriginal', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 13 85-93 (2010) [C1]
2010 Foley DL, 'Culture crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 13 95-99 (2010) [C3]
2009 Foley DL, 'Please knock before you enter: Aboriginal regulation of outsiders and the implications for researchers', Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 38 110-112 (2009) [C3]
2009 Gunstone A, Foley DL, 'The role of indigenous studies journals in the discipline of Indigenous Studies', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 12 132-138 (2009) [C1]
2008 Foley DL, 'What determines the bottom line for Maori tourism SMEs?', Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, 16 86-97 (2008) [C1]
2008 Foley DL, Barnes J, 'Terra Nullius: A journey through no one's land', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37 185-188 (2008) [C3]
2008 Foley DL, 'Australian Aboriginal leadership in modernity: Born or trained?', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 11 36-49 (2008) [C1]
2008 Foley DL, 'Does culture and social capital impact on the networking attributes of indigenous entrepreneurs?', Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy, 2 204-224 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/17506200810897204
2008 Foley DL, 'Indigenous (Australian) entrepreneurship?', International Journal of Business and Gobalisation, 2 419-436 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1504/IJBG.2008.018304
2006 Foley D, ''Indigenous Standpoint Theory: An Acceptable Academic Research Process for Indigenous Academics'', International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 3 0-0 (2006) [C1]
2006 Fredericks H, Foley D, 'Indigenous Populations as Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand', International Indigenous J of Entrepreneurship, 2 (2006) [C1]
2006 Foley D, ''Aboriginal Leadership in crises'', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 9 3-24 (2006) [C1]
2003 Foley D, ''A Dichotomy: Indigenous epistemological views'', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 6 13-28 (2003) [C1]
2003 Foley D, 'Indigenous Epistemology and Indigenous Standpoint Theory', Social Alternatives, 22 44-52 (2003) [C1]
2003 Foley D, ''An Examination of Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs'', Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 8 133-152 (2003) [C1]
2002 Foley D, ''Indigenous Standpoint Theory: an Indigenous epistemology'', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 5 3-13 (2002) [C1]
2000 Foley D, ''Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White'', Social Alternatives, 19 44-49 (2000) [C1]
2000 Foley D, ''Indigenous Research, Differing Value Systems'', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 28 17-30 (2000) [C1]
2000 Foley D, ''Aboriginality: the plight of the fair-skinned Indigenous Australian student in the Secondary School System' (2000) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2008 Foley D, Barnes J, 'Terra Nullius: A Journey through No One's Land, Sven Lindqvist', Terra Nullius: A Journey through No One's Land (2008) [D2]

Conference (40 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Foley DL, 'How black do you have to be to be an Australian Aboriginal Business', 59th Annual International Council for Small Business World Conference, Dublin (2015)
2015 Foley DL, Hunter B, 'The marriage of qualitative and quantitative research establishing a theory on Indigenous Australian entrepreneurship: Establishing some definitions and theoretical perspectives.', The 59th Annual International Council for Small Business World Conference Dublin, Dublin (2015)
2014 Foley DL, 'Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations', 3rd Indigenous Business, Enterprise and Corporations Conference,, Perth (2014) [E3]
2014 Foley DL, Hunter B, 'Evidence on Indigenous entrepreneurs ¿ The Road to Economic Independence', Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research Exchange Conference 2014, University of NSW Kensington (2014) [E3]
2014 Foley DL, 'Australian Aboriginal Tourism: still an opportunity, but keep the culture intact', Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies ¿50 Years on¿, Breaking Barriers in Indigenous Research and Thinking Conference, Canberra (2014) [E3]
2014 Foley DL, 'The Marriage of Education, Teaching Entrepreneurship and Economic Success for Aboriginal People', Simplify the Journey: Road Maps to Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Antigonish Nova Scotia (2014) [E3]
2013 Foley DL, 'Aboriginal Entrepreneurship in Australia: an insight into eight thousand years of continuous enterprise', USA Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference 2013, San Francisco (2013) [E3]
2013 Foley DL, 'Australian Aboriginal Tourism: Myth or Invented Culture', Tourism and the Shifting Values of Cultural Heritage: Visiting Pasts, Developing Futures., Taipei, Taiwan (2013) [E2]
2013 Foley DL, 'I am Aboriginal - no you're not!', Tourism and the shifting values of cultural heritage: visiting pasts, developing futures, Taipei (2013) [E2]
2011 Foley DL, 'Tourism: Te reo Maori and the carver, 1860-2010', Challenging Leisure: Australia and New Zealand Association of Leisure Studies 10th Biennial Conference, Dunedin, NZ (2011) [E3]
2011 Foley DL, Love N, Love C, 'An entrepreneurship training program that works: Ahikaa', Proceedings of the 6th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepeneurship, Aberdeen, UK (2011) [E3]
2011 Foley DL, 'Education for Aboriginal people can be an enjoyable experience', REIN Conference: Education for Regional Sustainability Abstracts, Gippsland (2011) [E3]
2011 Foley DL, Henry E, 'Indigenous emancipation: Out of the dominant economy', The New Zealand Community Economic Development Conference 2011, Auckland (2011) [E3]
2010 Foley DL, 'From traditional carving to the plastic Tiki: Tourism in Aotearoa', ICSH 2010: 21st International Congress of Historical Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2010) [E1]
2010 Foley DL, 'How does the relationship between human and social capital impact on indigenous entrepreneurs', USASBE 2010 Conference. Conference Proceedings, Nashville, TN (2010) [E1]
2010 Foley DL, 'Aboriginal emancipation via enterprise: the challenge of dealing in a different economy', Yulkuum Jerrang 3rd Victorian Indigenous Economic Development Conference, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
2009 Foley DL, 'Are Maori entrepreneurs within the Aotearoa tourism industry sustainable? Are they driven by economic needs or cultural values?', 6th Annual Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Conference, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2009 Foley DL, Pio E, 'Inextricable identity & ideology: Indigenous women entrepreneurs in Australia & Hawaii', 6th Annual Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) Conference, Adelaide, SA (2009) [E3]
2009 Foley DL, 'Does education compensate for the absence of social capital experienced by indigenous entrepreneurs?', Asia Pacific Symposium on Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009 Foley DL, 'Indigenous entrepreneurs: Relationship between human and social capital', Start Small, Think Big: SEAANZ Conference, Wellington, NZ (2009) [E1]
2008 Gunstone A, Foley D, ''The role of Indigenous Studies journals in the discipline of Indigenous Studies'', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues: 2008 World Indigenous Peoples Conference: Education, Melbourne, Australia (2008) [E1]
2008 Foley D, Barnes J, ''Selling cultures without selling out: producing new Indigenous tourism(s)'', Ownership and appropriation: Conference programme and book of abstracts, Auckland, New Zealand (2008) [E3]
2008 Foley DL, 'Maori indigenous sustainable entrepreneurship within tourism: Is the determining sustainable factor economic or is it indigenous cultural values?', 22nd ANZAM Conference 2008: Managing in the Pacific Century, Auckland, NZ (2008) [E1]
2008 Foley D, ''What are the determining factors in Maori sustainable entrepreneurship?'', Small Enterprises in the Digital Age: the issues facing practitioners, researchers, educators and policy makers, Sydney, Australia (2008) [E1]
2008 Foley D, ''Does Social Capital impact on networking for Indigenous entrepreneurs?'', Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2008, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne (2008) [E1]
2007 Foley D, ''Do we understand Indigenous entrepreneurship?'', 2007 SEAANZ Conference Proceedings, Manukau City, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007 Foley D, Maritz A, ''Winning, creating and retaining customers in small enterprises'', 2007 SEAANZ Conference Proceedings, Manukau City, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007 Foley D, Fredricks H, 'Indigenous in Australia and New Zealand: A test of Social Marginality Theory', Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2007, Brisbane, Queensland (2007) [E1]
2007 Foley D, 'Indigenous (Australian) Entrepreneurship: WHAT, WHEN, HOW and WHY?', Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2007, Queensland University of Technology (2007) [E1]
2006 Foley D, 'Does Business Success make you any less Indigenous?', Proceedings of the 3rd Annual AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2006 Foley D, Fredricks H, 'Indigenous populations as disadvantaged entrepreneurs: The cases of marginality theory', Australian and New Zealand International Business Academy ANZIBA 2006 Conference Proceedings, Wellington, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2006 Foley D, Klyver K, 'Networking and Culture in Entrepreneurship', ANZAM 2006 : Proceedings of the 20th ANZAM (Australian New Zealand Academy of Management) Conference on Management : pragmatism, philosophy, priorities, Rockhampton, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006 Foley D, 'The relationship between networking and culture for minority entrepreneurs', Proceedings of Third International Business Reserach Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006 Fredericks H, Foley D, 'Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand: A Test of Social Marginality Theory', Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, Wellington, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2005 Foley D, 'Do Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs fit into mainstream society', Proceedings of the Second Annual Regional Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005 Foley D, 'A search for a more complex truth in Academia: Indigenous Standpoint Theory', Proceedings of the Third International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities., Cambridge, UK (2005) [E1]
2005 Foley D, 'What has Native Title done to the urban Koori in NSW who is also a traditional custodian?'', The Native Title Conference 2005: The Human Face of Native Title(Maabu-garri julu gunganbu-gundi jagunda), Coffs Harbour, Australia (2005) [E3]
2004 Foley D, 'Where do Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs fit into mainstream society?', 18th Annual Conference of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Management 2004, Dunedin, New Zealand (2004) [E1]
2004 Foley D, 'Indigenous Standpoint Theory: Why? When? Who for?', Indigenous studies - sharing the cultural and theoretical space : AIATSIS Conference 2004, Canberra, Australia (2004) [E1]
2003 Foley D, 'Indigenous Entrepreneurs: Native Hawaii: A Case Study Analysis', Surfing the waves : management challenges, management solutions : 17th ANZAM Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia (2003) [E1]
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Creative Work (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Foley DL, Car-rang-gels history, heritage and being of place, North Head Quarantine Station Manly, Camperdown (2014) [J2]
2014 Foley DL, Caribberre, Doing Business in the 21st Century, Aboriginal Way, Adelaide, SA (2014) [J2]
2011 Foley DL, Poppet, Catchfire Press, Newcastle, NSW, Australia (2011) [J2]
2009 Foley DL, An ode to the Hunter coal miner, Catchfire Press, Dangar, NSW (2009) [J2]
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Other (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2013 Foley DL, 'Entrepreneurship and the Environment. Entrepreneurial Case Analysis - Part 1', Entrepreneurship: Theory / Process / Practice ( pp.148-150). South Melbourne: Cengage Learning (2013) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 10
Total funding $1,006,976

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20141 grants / $200,000

Natural resource partnerships and new venture creation in a First Nations context$200,000

Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant Description: The project investigates the community development and small business opportunities in 1st Nations reservation areas where we can make a difference within families by developing micro-economic reform.

Funding body: Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant

Funding body Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant
Project Team
Scheme Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2017
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20132 grants / $209,294

Aboriginal peoples in Canada: how best to develop strategic alliances (SA) between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations/ corporations in the natural resource sector$199,670

This project tackles two critical issues relevant to Aboriginal peoples in Canada: how best to develop strategic alliances (SA) between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal organizations/ corporations in the natural resource sector, and how to use these alliances to leverage resources within the jurisdiction of First Nations’ communities to spin out innovative, sustainable new ventures while preserving heritage and culture.

Funding body: Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant

Funding body Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant
Project Team
Scheme Partnership Development Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2016
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Kupa-impari or ‘talking to’ communities: Improved design and maintenance protocols to support resilient Indigenous housing$9,624

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Dennis Foley, Doctor Jamie MacKee, Doctor Tessa Morrison, Mr Trevor Hilaire
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300988
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $358,682

Determining the Factors Influencing the Success of Private and Community-owned Indigenous Businesses across Remote, Regional and Urban Australia $$254,682

A nationwide research project involving both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies in Determining the Factors Influencing the Success of Private and Community-owned Indigenous Businesses across Remote, Regional and Urban Australia

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Linkage
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Indigenous women and entrepreneurship in NSW$104,000

Case study analysis of 20 Indigenous women in business

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme Indigenous Discovery
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20101 grants / $1,000

21st International Congress of Historical Sciences, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 22 - 28 August 2010$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Education and Arts
Project Team Professor Dennis Foley
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000516
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20081 grants / $155,000

Developing Aboriginal Social Capital for participants not spectators in the Australian economy$155,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dennis Foley
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188860
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20031 grants / $5,000

History of Indigenous Entrepreneurs$5,000

Research the incidence of Indigenous entrepreneurship in th Northern Territory 1900 to 1980

Funding body: Northern Territory Government

Funding body Northern Territory Government
Project Team
Scheme Northern Territory History Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20021 grants / $46,000

Understanding Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs$46,000

Undertake research into Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs to look for possible traits or other common aspects differentiating them from non-indigenous entrepreneurs

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team
Scheme unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2005
GNo
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

19991 grants / $32,000

Repossession of Our Spirits$32,000

Research Traditional Owner stories and history of northern suburbs of Sydmney

Funding body: Federation Community Grants.

Funding body Federation Community Grants.
Project Team
Scheme Unknown
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 2000
GNo
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current5

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2013 Motivations for Social Entrepreneurship in Australia and Romania
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2013 Entrepreneurship and Indigenous Identity
Management & Commerce, Unknown
Co-Supervisor
2012 Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Tourism
Business Management, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
2012 Ethnography of Indigenous Australian students the University of Melbourne
Anthropology, University of Melbourne
Co-Supervisor
2008 Schumpeters Bahnbrechen Considered in the Light of Native Title Legislation & Indigenous Entrepreneurship
Management & Commerce, RMIT University
Co-Supervisor
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News

Professor Dennis Foley to assist in establishment of Aboriginal Centre for Excellence

UON researcher requested to assist in establishing Aboriginal Centre for Excellence

March 26, 2015

On Monday 23 March the Baird Government announced, that if re-elected, they will invest up to $20 million to establish an Aboriginal Centre for Excellence in Western Sydney.

Professor Dennis Foley

Indigenous entrepreneurship research assists international communities

June 2, 2014

University of Newcastle professor shares Indigenous entrepreneurship expertise with researchers at First Nations University of Canada.

Professor Dennis Foley

Position

Professor
Humanities Indigenous Research Program
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts

Focus area

Community Welfare

Contact Details

Email dennis.foley@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 6811
Mobile 0408686457
Fax (02) 4921 7942

Office

Building Behavioural Sciences
Location room W3205A Behavioural Sciences Building CALLAGHAN

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