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The entrepreneur : an economic theory

Author: Mark Casson
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northhampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"This thoroughly revised and updated new edition of Mark Casson's modern classic The Entrepreneur presents a novel synthesis of the ideas of Joseph Schumpeter, Frank Knight and Friedrich Hayek, according to which the defining characteristic of the entrepreneur is the exercise of judgement in business decisions." "This second edition is essential reading for scholars of economics, management, business history and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Casson
ISBN: 1845421930 9781845421939 1858989108 9781858989105
OCLC Number: 50898917
Description: xii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Theoretical Foundations --
1. significance of the entrepreneur --
2. Basic concepts of the theory --
3. entrepreneur as intermediator --
4. competitive threat to the entrepreneur --
5. Partial coordination: the case of innovation --
pt. II. Market-Making Firm --
6. Making a market --
7. Internal and external markets --
8. market for information --
9. Speculative intermediation and the role of inventory management --
10. Organizing the supply of market-making services --
pt. III. Synthesis --
11. Growth and dynamics of the firm --
12. market for entrepreneurs --
13. Social mobility and the entrepreneur --
14. Alternative theories of the entrepreneur --
15. Conclusions.
Responsibility: Mark Casson.

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