Hoselitz’s “Early History of Entrepreneurial Theory”

29 August 2008 at 2:06 pm 5 comments

| Peter Klein |

Thanks to my dedicated assistants Per Bylund and Mario Mondelli we now have an electronic copy of Bert Hoselitz’s hard-to-find 1951 essay, “The Early History of Entrepreneurial Theory” (Explorations in Entrepreneurial History, volme 3, pp. 193-220) and are happy to share it. This is one of the best surveys of the concept of entrepreneurship in pre-classical economics (but also including J. B. Say). (Hébert and Link (1988) think Hoselitz draws too sharp a line between Cantillon and Say.)

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. SK.Vickneaswaran  |  7 February 2009 at 11:21 am

    Its indeed a great help for me to see such a valuable article in soft form.
    I,as an MBA student,desperately searching for materials on entrepreneurship,am very much thankful to Mr.Peter Klein for his kindness in posting this to share among interested people.

    Thanks again Mr.Peter Klein

  • 2. chris  |  7 February 2011 at 10:02 pm

    This is great but can you have Per add pages 246 and 247 please? Thanks.

  • 3. Peter Klein  |  8 February 2011 at 10:25 am

    Per graciously informed me that he sent a corrected version three years ago; apparently I neglected to upload it. I’ve corrected the link above; please try again!

  • 4. Chris  |  8 February 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Thanks, Per and Peter!

  • [...] I discovered him when I found the reprint of his excellent piece on “The Early History of Entrepreneurial Theory”. [...]

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