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The invention of enterprise : entrepreneurship from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times

Author: David S Landes; Joel Mokyr; William J Baumol
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Series: Kauffman Foundation series on innovation and entrepreneurship.
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This work provides a sweeping history of enterprise in Mesopotamia and Neo-Babylon; carries the reader through the Islamic Middle East; offers insights into the entrepreneurial history of China, Japan, and colonial India; and describes the crucial role of the entrepreneur in innovation activity in the Western world.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Geschichte
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David S Landes; Joel Mokyr; William J Baumol
ISBN: 9780691143705 0691143706 9780691154527 9780691143705 069115452X
OCLC Number: 318874938
Awards: Winner of Axiom Business Book Awards: Entrepreneurship 2011
Winner of Axiom Business Book Awards in the category of Entrepreneurship 2011
Description: xiii, 566 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Carl J. Schramm --
Preface: the entrepreneur in history / William J. Baumol --
Acknowledgments / William J. Baumol and Robert J. Strom --
Introduction: global enterprise and industrial performance : an overview / David S. Landes --
Entrepreneurs : from the Near Eastern takeoff to the Roman collapse / Michael Hudson --
Neo-Babylonian entrepreneurs / Cornelia Wunsch --
The scale of entrepreneurship in Middle Eastern history : inhibitive roles of Islamic institutions / Timur Kuran --
Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in medieval Europe / James M. Murray --
Tawney's century, 1540-1640 : the roots of modern capitalist entrepreneurship / John Munro --
The golden age of the Dutch Republic / Oscar Gelderblom --
Entrepreneurship and the industrial revolution in Britain / Joel Mokyr --
Entrepreneurship in Britain, 1830-1900 / Mark Casson and Andrew Godley --
History of entrepreneurship : Britain, 1900-2000 / Andrew Godley and Mark Casson --
History of entrepreneurship : Germany after 1815 / Ulrich Wengenroth --
Entrepreneurship in France / Michel Hau --
Entrepreneurship in the antebellum United States / Louis P. Cain --
Entrepreneurship in the United States, 1865-1920 / Naomi R. Lamoreaux --
Entrepreneurship in the United States, 1920-2000 / Margaret B.W. Graham --
An examination of the supply of financial credit to entrepreneurs in colonial India / Susan Wolcott --
Chinese entrepreneurship since its late imperial period / Wellington K.K. Chan --
Entrepreneurship in pre-World War II Japan : the role and logic of the Zaibatsu / Seiichiro Yonekura and Hiroshi Shimizu --
"Useful knowledge" of entrepreneurship : some implications of the history / William J. Baumol and Robert J. Strom.
Series Title: Kauffman Foundation series on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Other Titles: Entrepreneurship from ancient Mesopotamia to modern times
Responsibility: edited by David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr, & William J. Baumol.

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