Critical Assessment of Socio-Intercultural Entrepreneurship: A Case on a Postgraduate Program in Economics and International Business

Critical Assessment of Socio-Intercultural Entrepreneurship: A Case on a Postgraduate Program in Economics and International Business

José G. Vargas-Hernández (University Center for Economic and Managerial Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Mexico)
Copyright: © 2022 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8505-4.ch006
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Abstract

This chapter aims to elaborate a critical assessment of socio-intercultural entrepreneurship based on the analysis of a case on a postgraduate program in economics and international business. The study is supported on the assumption that culture is a platform for the socio-cultural entrepreneurial. The research methodology employed is the exploratory and analytical instruments based on the literature review and the transference of findings to a specific case on a postgraduate program in economics and international business at Mexico´s Autonomous Indigenous University.
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Culture As The Platform For Socio-Intercultural Entrepreneurship

Culture is the result of the interactions between society and nature, through social processes of material and spiritual production. Culture manifests itself in the behavior of human beings that belong to the same culture. In fact, the cultural, intracultural and intercultural processes are phenomena that the dynamics of societies cannot control; In other words, the cultural relationship between peoples as an equitable, congruent, responsible and tolerant act is a noble intention and an elusive purpose. Furthermore, interculturalism and multiculturalism are polysemic concepts that have acquired different meanings and connotations, depending on the context and policies of the welfare state (Vargas-Hernández, Guerra García, and Valdez Zepeda, 2017).

The socio-intercultural concept refers to processes that involve a multitude of variables in continuous interrelation between societies and that occur in many situations in violent opposition (Guerra García, 2005, 2004ª, 2004b). Socio-interculturalism is a process that notices the intimate relationship between nature, society and culture (Ochoa Zazueta, 2006) and that allows identifying the relationship of meanings as a fundamental component of other cultures, such as the indigenous worldview with understanding, explanation and, where appropriate, the possession of assets that are required for the interaction of natural forces and that explain cultural practices.

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