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The Determinants of Entrepreneurship
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  • Publisher: Pickering & Chatto
  • Online publication date: December 2014
  • Online ISBN: 9781848930728

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Entrepreneurship is growing, both as a business phenomenon and as an area for study. This move into the mainstream coincides with an economic need to deal with high unemployment in the West, but is also the result of encouragement by political leaders on both sides of the spectrum as well as the increasingly high profile of a new breed of celebrity entrepreneurs, such as Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson.This study looks at entrepreneurial history from three angles: Entrepreneurial Typologies, examining which sorts of business enterprise are the most successful; Business Leaders, asking who the entrepreneurs are and where they come from; and Culture or Institutions?, considering what has the most effect on the abundance and quality of entrepreneurship in a given group. The scarcity of material on the history of entrepreneurship makes this collection of eight papers an invaluable resource and should encourage further analysis.


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  • Frontmatter
    pp i-iv
    pp v-v
  • List of Figures and Tables
    pp vi-vii
  • List of Contributors
    pp viii-x
  • Introduction
    pp 1-8
  • Part I - Entrepreneurial Typologies
  • 1 - Determinants and Typologies of Entrepreneurship in the History of Industrial Italy
    pp 9-32
  • Part II - The Business Leaders
  • 4 - Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Approach
    pp 81-104
  • Part III - Culture or Institutions?
  • 6 - Entrepreneurial Culture or Institutions? A Twentieth-Century Resolution
    pp 125-142
    • By James Foreman-Peck, Welsh Institute for Research in Economics and Development of the Cardiff Business School, Peng Zhou, Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics (JHIAM) of the Cardiff Business School
  • 8 - Education and Entrepreneurship in Twentieth-Century Spain: An Overview
    pp 161-182
  • Notes
    pp 183-208
  • Works Cited
    pp 209-228
  • Index
    pp 229-236


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