Historical foundations of entrepreneurship research

This book historicizes entrepreneurship research, its primary thesis being "history matters". Expert contributors discuss the field's long history and explore whether it has developed a mature and comprehensive knowledge base. The intellectual roots of several important theories are t...

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Main Author: Lohrke, Franz
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Landström, Hans
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Northampton, Mass Edward Elgar Pub 2010
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Summary:This book historicizes entrepreneurship research, its primary thesis being "history matters". Expert contributors discuss the field's long history and explore whether it has developed a mature and comprehensive knowledge base. The intellectual roots of several important theories are then examined in depth because, as entrepreneurship research has become more theory driven, and scholars have borrowed theories from many different fields, it becomes increasingly important to understand their origin. Finally, the book demonstrates how economic history research (for example, the historical and institutional context of entrepreneurial behaviour) can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship
pt. 1. Historical development of entrepreneurship as a research field -- pt. 2. Intellectual roots of entrepreneurship research -- pt. 3. Economic history and entrepreneurship research
Physical Description:x, 431 p ill
ISBN:9781849806947
184720919X
9780857931320
9781847209191