Determinants of Entrepreneurship
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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