The Entrepreneur in History

From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader

Authors: Casson, M.

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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.

About the authors

Mark Casson is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading, UK, based jointly in the Department of Economics and the Henley Business School. He is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship (2006) and the author of Entrepreneurship: Theory, Networks, History (2010).

Catherine Casson is Research Fellow at the Winton Institute of Monetary History, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK and Teaching Fellow in the School of History and Cultures, University of Birmingham. She is currently researching property rents and prices c.1450-c.1914 and reputation and economic performance in English medieval towns.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • A New Research Agenda

    Casson, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Perspectives on Entrepreneurship

    Casson, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 12-41

  • The Historical Significance of the Entrepreneur

    Casson, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 42-66

  • Case Studies: The Entrepreneur in Context

    Casson, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 67-119

  • The Social Embeddedness of Entrepreneurship

    Casson, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 120-134

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Entrepreneur in History
Book Subtitle
From Medieval Merchant to Modern Business Leader
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30582-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137305824
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30581-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45492-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 139
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