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Entrepreneurship and Historical Explanation

  • Mark Casson
  • Andrew Godley

Abstract

The entrepreneur is a leading character in many accounts of economic growth, appearing in business biographies as a charismatic founder of a company; in industry studies as a prominent innovator, or a leading figure in a trade association or cartel; and in general economic histories as one of the hordes of self-employed small business owners who confer flexibility and dynamism on a market economy. Entrepreneurship is not confined to a private sector; it can also be discerned in the personalities of people who establish progressive charitable trusts and reform government administration.

Keywords

Family Firm Historical Explanation Rival Firm Successful Entrepreneur Enterprise Culture 
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  • Andrew Godley

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