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The entrepreneur in history : from medieval merchant to modern business leader

Author: Mark Casson; Catherine Casson
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The history of entrepreneurship is an exciting new area of research that deepens our understanding of the roots of industrialization and economic growth. This book links entrepreneurship to business history, identifying the institutions which encourage entrepreneurship and emphasising the importance of small and big businesses, from the medieval period to modernity. Covering the period c.1200-c.2000, this book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Casson; Catherine Casson
ISBN: 9781137305817 1137305819
OCLC Number: 841892730
Description: vii, 139 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: A new research agenda --
Perspectives on entrepreneurship --
The historical significance of the entrepreneur --
Case studies : the entrepreneur in context --
The social embeddedness of entrepreneurship.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Mark Casson, Professor of Economics, University of Reading, and Catherine Casson, research fellow, Winton Institute for Monetary History, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford and Teaching Fellow, School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham.

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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  Read more...

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