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Austrian Perspectives on Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Organization

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 October 2019

Nicolai J. Foss
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan
Peter G. Klein
Baylor University, Texas
Matthew McCaffrey
University of Manchester


The 'Austrian' tradition is well-known for its definitive contributions to economics in the twentieth century. However, Austrian economics also offers an exciting research agenda outside the traditional boundaries of economics, especially in the management disciplines. This Element examines how Austrian ideas play a key role in expanding the understanding of fields like entrepreneurship, strategy, and organization. It focuses especially on the vital role that entrepreneurs play in guiding economic progress by shaping firms and their strategic behavior. In doing so, it explains a wide range of contributions that Austrian economics makes to the understanding of key problems in management, while also highlighting many directions for future work in this inspiring tradition.
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