Post-Earthquake Impact, Preparedness of Megathrust Earthquake, and Minangkabau Entrepreneurship [chapter]

2020 Proceedings of Tourism Development Centre International Conference  
Entrepreneurship plays a crucial role in fulfilling Indonesia's vision of becoming a welldeveloped country with an economy that focuses on high-growth business. As a land of Minangkabau, West Sumatra has been seen as a source of entrepreneurs in Indonesia. However, West Sumatra's earthquake in 2009 has awakened public awareness that West Sumatra's people live in a "ring of fire." In this case, Minangkabau entrepreneurs may have a more significant challenge as they deal with the 2009 earthquake
more » ... he 2009 earthquake impacts and the possibility of a future megathrust earthquake. Existing information sources at both academic and business levels reveal that knowledge remains scarce in Minangkabau entrepreneurship and natural disaster risks. This research attempts to explore Minangkabau entrepreneurs' responses in the post-disaster environment and looks at how far Minangkabau entrepreneurship could be developed regarding the constant threat of the megathrust earthquake. This research is presented based on a critical review of the literature about Minangkabau and disaster entrepreneurship. It is expected that some relevant constructs can portray Minangkabau entrepreneurship and disaster riskrelated concepts such as preparedness, fear of failure, and resiliency.
doi:10.2478/9788395720406-015 fatcat:vlhsbgmn4vgbtbinehdctxa5oy