The Entrepreneur in History: From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader

  • Mark Casson
  • Catherine Casson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Mark Casson, Catherine Casson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Mark Casson, Catherine Casson
    Pages 12-41
  4. Mark Casson, Catherine Casson
    Pages 42-66
  5. Mark Casson, Catherine Casson
    Pages 67-119
  6. Mark Casson, Catherine Casson
    Pages 120-134
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 135-139

About this book


Covering the period c.1200-c.2000, this book provides an innovative investigation of entrepreneurship in a long-run historical perspective, presenting new insights into the personal characteristics of successful business people and deepening our understanding of the roots of industrialization and economic growth.


Entrepenuer business history merchant economic growth entrepreneur Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Industrialisierung success

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Casson
    • 1
  • Catherine Casson
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.Winton Institute for Monetary History, Ashmolean MuseumUniversity of OxfordUK
  3. 3.School of History and CulturesUniversity of BirminghamUK

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