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Overview

This new addition to the Oxford Management Readers series looks at the culture and role of the entrepreneur from an interdisciplinary perspective. Introduced by an internationally known editor, this volume contains the best that has been written on entrepreneurship by economists, sociologists, historians, and anthropologists.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198294610
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: Oxford Management Readers Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,145,014
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Swedberg is Professor of Sociology at Stockholm University where he has been since 1986. During his career he has been a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Sociology, Harvard University (1987/88), the Russell Sage Foundation (1990/91), the Russell Sage Foundation in New York (Summer 1993), and the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies at Harvard University (summers of 1995, 1996, and 1997). He is an editorial member of Administrative Science Quarterly and an advisory member of the journals Current Sociology and Geschichte und Gegenwart: Vierteljahreshefte fur Zeitgeschichte, Gesellschaftsanalyse und politische Bildung.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors 1
List of Illustrations 2
List of Tables 3
I Introduction
1 The Social Science View of Entrepreneurship: Introduction and Practical Applications 7
II Different Social Science Perspectives on Entrepreneurship
Introduction 45
2 Entrepreneurship as Innovation 51
3 Entrepreneurship Before and After Schumpeter 76
4 The Entrepreneur and Profit 89
5 Values and Entrepreneurship in the Americas 110
6 The Modernization of Entrepreneurship 129
7 Economic Spheres in Darfur 139
III Entrepreneurship and the Firm: (Small Firms, Large Firms, and How Can a Manager Also be an Entrepreneur?)
Introduction 161
8 When a Thousand Flowers Bloom: Structural, Collective, and Social Conditions for Innovation in Organization 167
9 Entrepreneurial Strategies in New Organizational Populations 211
10 Innovation in Large and Small Firms 229
11 The Economic Sociology of Firms and Entrepreneurs 244
IV Entrepreneurship in a Changing World: (New Actors, New Questions, New Strategies)
Introduction 277
12 The Network Entrepreneur 281
13 The Origins and Dynamics of Production Networks in Silicon Valley 308
14 Entrepreneurship and Culture: The Case of Freddy, the Strawberry Man 332
15 Ethnic Entrepreneurs 356
Index 389
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