Dynamics of Tribal Entrepreneurship in India: A case study from Assam

Entrepreneurship is considered a vital venture for economic growth and generates economic growth, jobs, and wealth. It is adopted by people from different parts of the world irrespective of the difference in culture, race, ethnicity, religion and caste. The present paper aims to explore and examine socio-cultural factors of entrepreneurship development and the entrepreneurs’ challenges. This is an anthropological case study on traditional and modern entrepreneurship among the Bodo tribe of Assam, Northeast India. The study deals with the micro and small enterprises that are adopting the simple idea of organizing the business within their social relationships. Moreover, the paper examines these entrepreneurs’ problems and issues concerning entrepreneurship even though strict governmental provisions and schemes for entrepreneurship development are available.