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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Queensland, 19/04/2005
  • Master of Business Administration, Griffith University, 24/09/1999
  • Bachelor of Business, Griffith University, 16/04/1997

Research

Research keywords

  • Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii
  • 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

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.

Languages

  • Australian Indigenous Languages
  • Aboriginal English, So Described
  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
150304Entrepreneurship40
150300Business And Management30
169902Studies Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Society30

Memberships

ARC Committee member

  • Member - Australian Research Council

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Indigenous Forum, Australian Taxation Office
  • Member - The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute Research Panel

Other

  • Member - Australian-American Fulbright Association
  • Member - Marsden Fund, Royal Society of New Zealand

Appointments

Panel Editor
Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management (New Zealand)
01/01/2009
Panel Editor
International Journal of Organizational Innovation (Australia)
01/01/2009
International Editor
Journal of Best Practice in Applied & Indigenous/Maori Vocational Education (Australia)
01/01/2008
Director
Mandurah Hunter Indigenous Business Chamber Inc (Australia)
01/01/2008
Panel Editor
Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues (Australia)
01/01/2007

Awards

Recognition.

2010Visiting fellowship
Australian National University (Australia)
College of Business and Economics
20102010 Visiting Scholar: Department of Entrepreneurship and Relationship Management
University of Southern Denmark, Kolding, (Denmark)
Visiting Scholar to work with staff on combined research projects and lecture to students and staff on research, and resaerch methodology.
2008Visiting fellow
Monash University (Australia)
Visiting fellow
2005Inaugural Fellowship for graduating Indigenous PhDs
Australian National University (Australia)
National Centre for Indigenous Studies
2005Visiting Indigenous Fellowship
Australian National University (Australia)
Centre for Aboriginal and Economic Policy Research
2003Northern Territory History Grant
Northern Territory Government (Australia)
Grant

Research Award.

2010ARC Linkage. LP110100698 Title: - Determining the Factors Influencing the Success of Private and Com
Charles Sturt University (Australia)
ARC Linkage. LP110100698 Title: - Determining the Factors Influencing the Success of Private and Community-owned Indigenous Businesses across Remote, Regional and Urban Australia
2010Endeavour Research Fellowship for Indigenous Australians
DEEWR (Australia)
research into the enterprise and social conditions of the Irish 'Traveller' and undertake a comparative study with the authors previous research into other Indigenous entrepreneurs.
2007ARC Discovery Title
Australian Research Council (ARC) (Australia)
Developing Aboriginal Social Capital for participants not spectators in the Australian economy.
2007Dean's Commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Thesis 2005
University of Queensland (Australia)
Dean of Research, Professor Alan Lawson: University of Queensland theses are examined by world leaders in their field. The examiners of this thesis commended its substantial original contribution to the field of research. Deans Commendations are awarded to fewer than 10% of graduating research higher degree students. April 20.
2007Endeavour Indigenous Research Fellowship
Australian Government (Australia)
Endeavour Indigenous Research Fellowship
2007Best Paper
4th International Business Research Exchange (Australia)
Indigenous Stream
2006Best Doctoral Thesis Award
World Business Institute (Australia)
Gold Medal

Invitations

'Indigenous Entrepreneurship'
Institute for Land Water and Society Research Forum, Chales Sturt Universtiy, Australia (Keynote Address)
2009
'Yennibue Eulogy' Margis
World Youth Celebrations, St Ignatius College, Australia (Keynote Address)
2008
'Indigenous Standpoint in alternative modes of education'
International Democratic Education Annual Conference & Annual Australasian Association for Progressive and Alternate Education in Australia Conference, Australia (Keynote Address)
2007
'Indigenous Standpoint in a Business School'
Business School Equity and Diversity Annual Luncheon and Awards, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand (Keynote Address)
2007
'Indigenous Entrepreneurship in Australasia'
Small Enterprise Conference, New Zealand (Keynote Address)
2007
'Indigneous businesses: not all in the bush and not all community'
Koori Business Network Conference, Australia (Keynote Address)
2007
'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, Australia (Keynote Address)
2006
'An Indigenous Academic Voice'
Indigenous Knowledge in the Workplace: A Workshop for Indigneous Practitioners. National centre for Indigenous Studies, AIATSIS, Australia (Keynote Address)
2006
'Indigenous Education'
International Democratic Education Conference, Australia (Keynote Address)
2006
'Eora'
A symposium with Keith Vincent Smith, Professor Peter Read and Tom Keneally, NSW State Library, Australia (Keynote Address)
2006
'Indigenous Australia: Sorry Day'
St Ignatius College, Australia (Keynote Address)
2006
'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, Australia (Keynote Address)
2005
'Indigenous Knowledge'
The Green Dialogues Forum, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Australia (Keynote Address)
2005
'Gai-mariagal'
Lane Cove Historical Society, Australia (Keynote Address)
2005
'The Voice of Indigenous Poetry'
Sorry Day, The Australian National University, Australia (Keynote Address)
2005
'Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs: Successful and Invisible'
Enquiry into Indigenous Employment, House of Representatives Standing Committee on Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Australia (Keynote Address)
2005
'An Indigenous Perspective'
IGL 2005 Conference: Safe Families and Healthy Relationships, Australia (Keynote Address)
2005
'Beyond Reconciliation'
Reconciliation Week Address, Queensland University of Technology, Australia (Keynote Address)
2003
'Indigenous Standpoint Theory'
Presidents Guest Speaker Forum, University of Hawaii, United States (Keynote Address)
2002
'Black Literature in Australia'
English Faculty Winter Guest Lecture Series, University of Hawaii, United States (Keynote Address)
2002
'Indigenous Health in Australia'
East-West Centre, Guest Speaker Forum,Winter Lecture Series, University of Hawaii, United States (Keynote Address)
2001

Collaboration

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.

Administrative

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.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Aboriginal literature
  • Cross cultural studies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Rights
  • Indigenous Enterprise & Entrepreneurship
  • Indigenous Research Methodology
  • Indigenous Studies

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 lectuer on a regular basis in education, theology, social work, philosophy, geography and history.

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Highlighted Publications

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YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Connell R, Campbell C, Welch A, Foley D, Bagnel N, Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 300 (2007) [A1]
2009Foley 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]
2001Foley D, Repossession: of our Spirit, Aboriginal History Inc., Canberra, ACT, Australia, 119 (2001) [A1]
2000Foley D, 'Successful Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs: a Case Study Analysis', Merino Lithographics, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 76 (2000) [A1]
2007Foley 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]
2003Foley D, 'Indigenous Epistemology and Indigenous Standpoint Theory', Social Alternatives, 22 44-52 (2003) [C1]

Publications

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Book (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2010Connell 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]
2007Connell R, Campbell C, Welch A, Foley D, Bagnel N, Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, 300 (2007) [A1]
2001Foley D, Repossession: of our Spirit, Aboriginal History Inc., Canberra, ACT, Australia, 119 (2001) [A1]
2000Foley D, 'Successful Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs: a Case Study Analysis', Merino Lithographics, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 76 (2000) [A1]
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Chapter (12 outputs)

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2014Foley DL, 'Education, Teaching and Indigenous Peoples', Developing Sustainable Education in Regional Australia, Monash University Publishing, Clayton Vic 133-160 (2014)
2013Foley D, 'Indigenous Australia and the Education System', Education, Change and Society, OUP Australia & New Zealand, South Melbourne 131-159 (2013) [B2]
2012Foley 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]
2012Foley 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]
2012Foley DL, 'An Australian voice', Education and Belonging, NOVA Science Publishers, New York 85-110 (2012) [B1]
2010Foley DL, 'Aboriginality and pedagogies', Education, Change and Society, Oxford University Press, Oxford 168-204 (2010) [B1]
2009Foley 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]
2008Read P, Foley D, 'Whose Landscape? Who's Exiled?', Landscapes of Exile: Once Perilous, Now Safe, Peter Lang, Bern, Switzerland 85-96 (2008) [B1]
2008Foley D, 'An Indigenous Standpoint Theory', History, Politics and Knowledge: Essays in Australian Indigenous Studies, Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 113-133 (2008) [B1]
2007Foley 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]
2007Foley 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]
2006Howard 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 (33 outputs)

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2013Foley DL, 'Jus Sanguinis: The Root of Contention in Determining What is an Australian Aboriginal Business', Indigenous Law Bulletin, 8 25-29 (2013) [C1]
2013Foley D, O'Connor AJ, 'Social Capital and the Networking Practices of Indigenous Entrepreneurs', Journal of Small Business Management, 51 276-296 (2013) [C1]
2013Foley DL, 'The More Things Change ... The Origins and Impact of Australian Indigenous Exclusion', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 42 83-84 (2013) [C3]
2013Foley 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]
2012Foley 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]
2012Klyver K, Foley DL, 'Networking and culture in entrepreneurship', Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 24 561-588 (2012) [C1]
2012Foley DL, 'Aboriginal entrepreneurship in Australia: Eight thousand years of continuous enterprise', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 15 102-110 (2012) [C1]
2012Foley DL, 'Enterprise and entrepreneurship are not un-Aboriginal', Aboriginal Business Magazine, April 26-29 (2012) [C3]
2012Foley DL, 'Guest editorial: Indigenous entrepreneurship', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 15 102-110 (2012) [C6]
2011Foley 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]
2011Foley DL, 'Indigenous participation in Australian economies: Historical and anthropological perspectives [Book Review]', Aboriginal History, 35 227-231 (2011) [C3]
2010Foley DL, 'Enterprise and entrepreneurship are not un-Aboriginal', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 13 85-93 (2010) [C1]
2010Foley DL, 'Can we educate and train Aboriginal leaders within our tertiary education systems?', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 39 138-150 (2010) [C1]
2010Foley 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]
2010Foley DL, 'Culture crisis: Anthropology and Politics in Aboriginal Australia', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 13 95-99 (2010) [C3]
2010Foley DL, 'Murray River country: An ecological dialogue with traditional owners', Anthropological Forum, 20 178-180 (2010) [C3]
2009Gunstone 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]
2009Foley 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]
2008Foley DL, 'Australian Aboriginal leadership in modernity: Born or trained?', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 11 36-49 (2008) [C1]
2008Foley 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]
2008Foley DL, 'Indigenous (Australian) entrepreneurship?', International Journal of Business and Gobalisation, 2 419-436 (2008) [C1]
2008Foley DL, 'What determines the bottom line for Maori tourism SMEs?', Small Enterprise Research: The Journal of SEAANZ, 16 86-97 (2008) [C1]
2008Foley DL, Barnes J, 'Terra Nullius: A journey through no one's land', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 37 185-188 (2008) [C3]
2006Foley D, ''Indigenous Standpoint Theory: An Acceptable Academic Research Process for Indigenous Academics'', International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 3 0-0 (2006) [C1]
2006Foley D, ''Aboriginal Leadership in crises'', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 9 3-24 (2006) [C1]
2006Fredericks H, Foley D, 'Indigenous Populations as Disadvantaged Entrepreneurs in Australia and New Zealand', International Indigenous J of Entrepreneurship, 2 (2006) [C1]
2003Foley D, 'Indigenous Epistemology and Indigenous Standpoint Theory', Social Alternatives, 22 44-52 (2003) [C1]
2003Foley D, ''A Dichotomy: Indigenous epistemological views'', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 6 13-28 (2003) [C1]
2003Foley D, ''An Examination of Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs'', Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship, 8 133-152 (2003) [C1]
2002Foley D, ''Indigenous Standpoint Theory: an Indigenous epistemology'', Journal of Australian Indigenous Issues, 5 3-13 (2002) [C1]
2000Foley D, ''Aboriginality: the plight of the fair-skinned Indigenous Australian student in the Secondary School System' (2000) [C1]
2000Foley D, ''Indigenous Research, Differing Value Systems'', The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 28 17-30 (2000) [C1]
2000Foley D, ''Too White to be Black, Too Black to be White'', Social Alternatives, 19 44-49 (2000) [C1]
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2008Foley 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 (34 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Foley DL, 'I am Aboriginal - no you're not!', Tourism and the shifting values of cultural heritage: visiting pasts, developing futures, Taipei (2013) [E2]
2013Foley DL, 'Australian Aboriginal Tourism: Myth or Invented Culture', Tourism and the Shifting Values of Cultural Heritage: Visiting Pasts, Developing Futures., Taipei, Taiwan (2013) [E2]
2013Foley DL, 'Aboriginal Entrepreneurship in Australia: an insight into eight thousand years of continuous enterprise', USA Small Business & Entrepreneurship Conference 2013, San Francisco (2013) [E3]
2011Foley DL, 'Education for Aboriginal people can be an enjoyable experience', REIN Conference: Education for Regional Sustainability Abstracts, Gippsland (2011) [E3]
2011Foley 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]
2011Foley 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]
2011Foley DL, Henry E, 'Indigenous emancipation: Out of the dominant economy', The New Zealand Community Economic Development Conference 2011, Auckland (2011) [E3]
2010Foley DL, 'From traditional carving to the plastic Tiki: Tourism in Aotearoa', ICSH 2010: 21st International Congress of Historical Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2010) [E1]
2010Foley DL, 'How does the relationship between human and social capital impact on indigenous entrepreneurs', USASBE 2010 Conference. Conference Proceedings, Nashville, TN (2010) [E1]
2010Foley DL, 'Aboriginal emancipation via enterprise: the challenge of dealing in a different economy', Yulkuum Jerrang 3rd Victorian Indigenous Economic Development Conference, Melbourne (2010) [E3]
2009Foley DL, 'Indigenous entrepreneurs: Relationship between human and social capital', Start Small, Think Big: SEAANZ Conference, Wellington, NZ (2009) [E1]
2009Foley DL, 'Does education compensate for the absence of social capital experienced by indigenous entrepreneurs?', Asia Pacific Symposium on Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Foley 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]
2009Foley 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]
2008Foley 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]
2008Foley 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]
2008Foley D, ''Does Social Capital impact on networking for Indigenous entrepreneurs?'', Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2008, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne (2008) [E1]
2008Gunstone 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]
2008Foley 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]
2007Foley 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]
2007Foley D, ''Do we understand Indigenous entrepreneurship?'', 2007 SEAANZ Conference Proceedings, Manukau City, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007Foley D, Maritz A, ''Winning, creating and retaining customers in small enterprises'', 2007 SEAANZ Conference Proceedings, Manukau City, New Zealand (2007) [E1]
2007Foley D, 'Indigenous (Australian) Entrepreneurship: WHAT, WHEN, HOW and WHY?', Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2007, Queensland University of Technology (2007) [E1]
2006Fredericks 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]
2006Foley D, 'The relationship between networking and culture for minority entrepreneurs', Proceedings of Third International Business Reserach Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2006) [E1]
2006Foley 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]
2006Foley D, 'Does Business Success make you any less Indigenous?', Proceedings of the 3rd Annual AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Auckland, New Zealand (2006) [E1]
2006Foley 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]
2005Foley 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]
2005Foley D, 'Do Indigenous Australian Entrepreneurs fit into mainstream society', Proceedings of the Second Annual Regional Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbourne, Australia (2005) [E1]
2005Foley 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]
2004Foley D, 'Indigenous Standpoint Theory: Why? When? Who for?', Indigenous studies - sharing the cultural and theoretical space : AIATSIS Conference 2004, Canberra, Australia (2004) [E1]
2004Foley 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]
2003Foley 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 (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Foley DL, Poppet, Catchfire Press, Newcastle (2011) [J2]
2009Foley DL, An ode to the Hunter coal miner, Catchfire Press, Dangar, NSW (2009) [J2]

Other (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Foley 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 grants9
Total funding$960,976

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2014 (1 grants)

Natural resource partnerships and new venture creation in a First Nations context$200,000
Funding Body: Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant

SchemeRole
Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council Partnership Development Grant Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$200,00020142017
GNo:185005031

2013 (2 grants)

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
Funding Body: Canadian Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council

SchemeRole
Partnership Development Grant Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$199,67020132016
GNo:184300963

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

Project Team
Professor Dennis Foley, Doctor Jamie MacKee, Doctor Tessa Morrison, Mr Trevor Hilaire
SchemeRole
Linkage Pilot Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,62420132013
GNo:G1300988

2011 (2 grants)

Determining the Factors Influencing the Success of Private and Community-owned Indigenous Businesses across Remote, Regional and Urban Australia $$254,682
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
LinkageChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$254,68220112014
GNo:185006541

Indigenous women and entrepreneurship in NSW$104,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

SchemeRole
Indigenous DiscoveryInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$104,00020112014
GNo:185006533

2010 (1 grants)

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

Project Team
Professor Dennis Foley
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020102010
GNo:G1000516

2008 (1 grants)

Developing Aboriginal Social Capital for participants not spectators in the Australian economy$155,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Dennis Foley
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$155,00020082009
GNo:G0188860

2003 (1 grants)

History of Indigenous Entrepreneurs$5,000
Funding Body: Northern Territory Government

SchemeRole
Northern Territory History GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:185005055

1999 (1 grants)

Repossession of Our Spirits$32,000
Funding Body: Federation Community Grants.

SchemeRole
Federation Community Grants.Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$32,00019992000
GNo:185005039
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.13

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2013 PHD Management & Commerce
Simon Fraser University Canada
Co-SupervisorEntrepreneurship and Indigenous Identity
20122015PHD Anthropology
University of Melbourne
Co-SupervisorEthnography of Indigenous Australian students the University of Melbourne
20122020PhD (Management)Co-SupervisorIndigenous Entrepreneurship
20082013PHD Management & Commerce
RMIT University
Co-SupervisorSchumpeters Bahnbrechen Considered in the Light of Native Title Legislation & Indigenous Entrepreneurship
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Professor Dennis Foley

Work Phone(02) 4921 6811
Cell / Mobile Phone0408686457
Fax(02) 4921 7942
Email
PositionProfessor
Humanities Indigenous Research Program
School of Humanities and Social Science
Faculty of Education and Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaCommunity Welfare
Office
Room W:301E,
Behavioural Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/dennis-foley