Entrepreneurship

Title

Entrepreneurship

ORCiD

0000-0002-9342-3285

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Book Title

Oxford Handbook of Business History

Editor(s)

Geoffrey G. Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin

Description

Since the 1980s, entrepreneurship has emerged as a topic of growing interest among management scholars and social scientists. The subject has grown in legitimacy, particularly in business schools. This scholarly interest has been spurred by a set of recent developments in the United States. This article begins by providing a brief introduction to the origins and evolution of historical research on entrepreneurship. It then turns to explore a series of different streams of business-history research that deal with issues of entrepreneurship and historical change. The article highlights the ways in which historical context shaped the structure of entrepreneurial activity, and reveals the wide variation in organizational form and entrepreneurial behavior that historians have found. It concludes by discussing the main contributions of business history to the study of entrepreneurship, and proposes a renewed research agenda.

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https://www.worldcat.org/title/oxford-handbook-of-business-history/oclc/173498626&referer=brief_results

ISBN

978-0199263684

Publication Date

3-20-2008

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York

First Page

501

Last Page

528

Keywords

entrepreneurship, social scientists, business schools, business history, research agenda

Disciplines

Business

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