Mennonite communities in Belize

  • Mennonite communities in Belize

by Carel Roessingh



This paper addresses the entrepreneurial activities within different Mennonite communities in Belize and the way religious differentiation plays a role in their entrepreneurship. In spite of the fact that most Mennonites live quite isolated from the wider society, building upon their Christian beliefs, agricultural skills and a strong working ethos, they have been able to establish a strong and stable economic position within Belize. The paper specifically focuses on the interplay between religious and entrepreneurial differentiation and the way this influences the progressiveness of different Mennonite communities.


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Keywords: Belize, Mennonite identity, religion, entrepreneurs, community and differentiation


Suggested APA reference: Roessingh, Carel. (2007). Mennonite communities in Belize. International Journal of Business and Globalisation. Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 107-123.

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