Economic Theory, Entrepreneurs and the Transformations of the Industrial Enterprises
CEDEPLAR Working Paper No. 133
23 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2001
Date Written: February 2000
This paper discusses the roles of the entrepreneur in the economic theory. The deficiencies of mainstream theory are pointed out and the forerunner contributions of Cantillon and Bentham are analyzed, as well as the different approaches of Marx, Veblen and Sombart. The changing role of the entrepreneur after the emergency of the modern corporations is discussed, following the works of Schumpeter, Penrose and Chandler.
Note: Paper available in Portuguese only.
Keywords: Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, Schumpeter, Knight, Marx
JEL Classification: B10, B20, M13
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