The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism the Haugian Way
35 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2012
Date Written: February 2, 2012
On the basis of available sources the present paper seeks to map entrepreneurial industrial activities the Norwegian puritan revivalist Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was involved in and quantify his financial activities. It also tries to map entrepreneurial activities by his followers. The paper concludes that these activities must have played a decisive role for the economic development in Norway during the nineteenth century.
JEL Classification: N23, N33, N63, N83, O14, O16
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