Women’s Role in Alleviating a Civilization: A 1800 Perspective from Indonesian Indigenous Society


  • Aries Heru Prasetyo PhD program, College of Management, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan
  • Jersan Hu Professor in Business Administration, College of Management, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan


Women, Community entrepreneurship, Performance, Indigenous society


The study tried to observed women’s role in community development. Using Indonesian indigenous society’s perspective, the study deployed nine tribes to provide explanations on two folds questions: how indigenous society sees women’s role in community economy and what are the antecedents for this noble idea. In order to maintain the objectivity of the findings, the study used one focus group discussion among women experts, two round of Delphi technique with the players and series of in-depth interview from the husband side. As a conclusion, the study witnessed how social learning theory, socio-cultural theory, social network theory, self-motivation, individual aspect, demographic and externalities played an important role in how indigenous women equipped themselves with strong knowledge to pursue better performance for common good of the society. Thus, it is plausible to positioned women as a mother of nation.


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Prasetyo, A. H., & Hu, J. (2017). Women’s Role in Alleviating a Civilization: A 1800 Perspective from Indonesian Indigenous Society. Asian Journal of Business and Management, 5(3). Retrieved from https://ajouronline.com/index.php/AJBM/article/view/4729