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    • Green Jobs from a Small State Perspective Saturday 29 October 2011 @ Hotel Juliani – MALTA The Artisan: A Green Entrepreneur Leonie Baldacchino The Edward de Bono Instituteleonie.baldacchino@um.edu.m University of Malta t www.um.edu.mt/create Christine Cutajar christine.cutajar@nurisha.net
    • © Leonie Baldacchino, Christine Cutajar, University of Malta, October 201101 October 2010 Aims 1.To show that artisans can be sustainable entrepreneurs 2.To identify the threats and challenges faced by artisans in Malta 3.To make recommendations to safeguard the survival and sustainability of artisans in Malta
    • © Leonie Baldacchino, Christine Cutajar, University of Malta, October 201101 October 2010 An Artisan is... ... a skilled person who creates items of aesthetic and/or functional value, mainly by manual labour
    • © Leonie Baldacchino, Christine Cutajar, University of Malta, October 201101 October 2010 Sustainable Entrepreneurship is... ... Entrepreneurship which is concerned with all three pillars of sustainability (the 3Ps)... ...or with the Triple Bottom Line
    • © Leonie Baldacchino, Christine Cutajar, University of Malta, October 201101 October 2010 Artisans: Sustainable Entrepreneurs?  Craft nurtures  Use of natural cultural identity materials for craft production  Local skills and knowledge are  Use of local cherished and materials for craft preserved production  Provision of  Reduce, Reuse, employment and Recycle self-actualisation opportunities  Selling crafts for financial gain
    • © Leonie Baldacchino, Christine Cutajar, University of Malta, October 201101 October 2010 Challenges Faced by Artisans in Malta: Insights from the Literature  Open Systems Approach: Double dose of vulnerability  Small island state context  Liability of Smallness
    • © Leonie Baldacchino, Christine Cutajar, University of Malta, October 201101 October 2010 Challenges Faced by Artisans in Malta: Insights from the Artisans (Preliminary Findings)  Unfair competition from foreign markets  Lack of support from local authorities  Lack of interest from local media and general public  Fluctuations in tourist rates
    • © Leonie Baldacchino, Christine Cutajar, University of Malta, October 201101 October 2010 Recommendations Introduce certification for genuine local handmade crafts Promote genuine local handmade crafts among Maltese buyers Create awareness about mass-produced imported items of inferior quality Create favourable conditions and support from local authorities to foster sustainability in local craft production
    • © Leonie Baldacchino, Christine Cutajar, University of Malta, October 201101 October 2010 Future Research  Conduct more extensive research to identify needs, threats and challenges faced by local artisans  Investigate skills and strategies of highly entrepreneurial artisans  Study the role of innovation in sustainable craft production
    • Green Jobs from a Small State Perspective Saturday 29 October 2011 @ Hotel Juliani – MALTA Thank You for your kind attention Leonie Baldacchino The Edward de Bono Instituteleonie.baldacchino@um.edu.m University of Malta t www.um.edu.mt/create Christine Cutajar christine.cutajar@nurisha.net