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Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development

By David A Harper

Routledge – 2008 – 272 pages

Series: Routledge Foundations of the Market Economy

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    978-0-415-45920-4
    September 17th 2007
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    978-0-415-15342-3
    March 12th 2003

Description

This well-written book is the first to deal with entrepreneurship in all its aspects. It considers the economic, psychological, political, legal and cultural dimensions of entrepreneurship from a market-process perspective. David A Harper has produced a volume that analyses why some people are quicker than others in discovering profit opportunities. Importantly, the book also covers the issue of how cultural value systems orient entrepreneurial vision and, in contrast to conventional wisdom, the book argues that individualist cultural values are not categorically superior to group oriented values in terms of their consequences for entrepreneurial discovery.

Contents

1. Introduction 2. The Theory of Entrepreneurial Discovery 3. Psychological Determinants of Entrepreneurial Alertness 4. Institutions I: Rule of Law, Property and Contract 5. Institutions II: Money, Political and Legal Decentralisation and Freedom 6. Cultures and Alertness 7. The Market-Process Approach to Public Policy 8. Empirical Testing and Conceptual Development 9. Concluding Remarks

Author Bio

David A. Harper is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, New York University, USA

Name: Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By David A Harper. This well-written book is the first to deal with entrepreneurship in all its aspects. It considers the economic, psychological, political, legal and cultural dimensions of entrepreneurship from a market-process perspective. David A Harper has produced a...
Categories: Economics, International Economics