Preface and Acknowledgements 1. A New Research Agenda 2. Perspectives on Entrepreneurship 3. The Historical Significance of the Entrepreneur 4. Case Studies: The Entrepreneur in Context 5. The Social Embeddedness of Entrepreneurship
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 of successful business people and deepening our understanding of the roots of industrialization and economic growth.