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Entrepreneurship And Global Capitalism

Entrepreneurship And Global Capitalism

Geoffrey Jones , R. D. Wadhwani

Edited by Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School, US and R. Daniel Wadhwani, Assistant Professor of Management and Fletcher Jones Professor of Entrepreneurship, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific, US

2007 1,088 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 407 7

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Series: The International Library of Entrepreneurship series


Series: The International Library of Entrepreneurship series

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‘Edward Elgar’s collections are an excellent way of initiating the (mature) student into a research topic. They select essential articles that are often difficulty to find and introduce them with a helpful survey providing the intellectual context. Geoffrey Jones and Daniel Wadhwani’s two volumes on entrepreneurship are no exception.’
– James Foreman-Peck, International Small Business Journal

Contents
36 articles, dating from 1949 to 2004 Contributors include: W. Baumol, M. Casson, A. Gerschenkron, A.G. Hopkins, G. Jones, D. Landes, J.P. McKay, J. Mokyr, J. Schumpeter, M. Wilkins

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‘Edward Elgar’s collections are an excellent way of initiating the (mature) student into a research topic. They select essential articles that are often difficulty to find and introduce them with a helpful survey providing the intellectual context. Geoffrey Jones and Daniel Wadhwani’s two volumes on entrepreneurship are no exception.’
– James Foreman-Peck, International Small Business Journal

This set of insightful papers demonstrates the importance of historical perspectives in the study of entrepreneurship. By exploring the role of entrepreneurship in the history of global capitalism, these volumes show that historical knowledge can challenge widely accepted generalizations made about entrepreneurship. The selected articles cover the best historical research on the role of entrepreneurship in creating global capitalism; the cultural and institutional explanations for geographical and temporal variations in entrepreneurship; the deep historical origins of ‘born global’ companies; the importance of networks and diaspora in new international market development; the key role of public policy in shaping cross-border entrepreneurial activity; and the impact of international entrepreneurship on local economies. This comprehensive collection will be of great interest to scholars of entrepreneurship, international business and business history.

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Contents:

Volume I

Acknowledgements

Introduction Geoffrey Jones and R. Daniel Wadhwani

PART I CONCEPTS
1. Joseph A. Schumpeter (1949), ‘Economic Theory and Entrepreneurial History’
2. Arthur H. Cole (1959), ‘The Elements in a Positive View: The Entrepreneur and His Organization’, and ‘The Elements in a Positive View: The Entrepreneurial Stream’
3. William J. Baumol (1990), ‘Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive’
4. Mark Casson (1986), ‘General Theories of the Multinational Enterprise: Their Relevance to Business History’

PART II COMPARATIVE ORIGINS AND THE SUPPLY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
5. James Willard Hurst (1956), ‘The Release of Energy’
6. David S. Landes (1954), ‘Social Attitudes, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development: A Comment’
7. Joel Mokyr (1993), excerpt from ‘The New Economic History and the Industrial Revolution’
8. Susan Mann (1984), ‘Brokers as Entrepreneurs in Presocialist China’
9. Alexander Gerschenkron (1966), ‘The Modernization of Entrepreneurship’
10. Johannes Hirschmeier (1977), ‘Entrepreneurs and the Social Order: America, Germany and Japan, 1870–1900’
11. Raymond E. Dumett (1983), ‘African Merchants of the Gold Coast, 1860-1905 – Dynamics of Indigenous Entrepreneurship’
12. Andrew Godley (2001), ‘Jewish Immigrant Entrepreneurship in London and New York’, and ‘Jewish Mass Migration and the Choice of Destination’

PART III CROSSING BORDERS: THE PURSUIT OF OPPORTUNITY ABROAD
13. Craig R. Hanyan (1962), ‘China and the Erie Canal’
14. Walther Kirchner (1981), ‘Russian Tariffs and Foreign Industries before 1914: The German Entrepreneur’s Perspective’
15. Robert B. Davies (1969), ‘”Peacefully Working to Conquer the World:” The Singer Manufacturing Company in Foreign Markets, 1854–1889’
16. Mira Wilkins (1969), ‘An American Enterprise Abroad: American Radiator Company in Europe, 1895–1914’
17. Ragnhild Lundström (1986), ‘Swedish Multinational Growth before 1930’
18. W. Mark Fruin (1983), ‘Democratization and Industrialization’

Name Index


Volume II

Acknowledgements

An introduction by the editors to both volumes appears in Volume I

PART I GLOBAL START-UPS AND INTERNATIONAL VENTURE CAPITALISTS
1. Mira Wilkins (1988), ‘The Free-Standing Company, 1870–1914: An Important Type of British Foreign Direct Investment’
2. Mira Wilkins (1998), ‘The Free-Standing Company Revisited’
3. Geoffrey Jones and Judith Wale (1998), ‘Merchants as Business Groups: British Trading Companies in Asia Before 1945’
4. Kwang-Ching Liu (1954), ‘Financing a Steam-Navigation Company in China, 1861–62’

PART II ENTREPRENEURIAL NETWORKS AND DIASPORAS
5. Mark Casson (1997), ‘Entrepreneurial Networks in International Business’
6. Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou and Helen Louri (1997), ‘Diaspora Entrepreneurial Networks in the Black Sea and Greece, 1870–1917’
7. William Gervase Clarence-Smith (2001), ‘Indian and Arab Entrepreneurs in Eastern Africa (1800–1914)’
8. Gijsbert Oonk (2004), ‘“After Shaking His Hand, Start Counting Your Fingers”: Trust and Images in Indian Business Networks, East Africa 1900–2000’

PART III POLITICAL ECONOMY AND PATTERNS OF GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
9. William W. Culver and Cornel J. Reinhart (1989), ‘Capitalist Dreams: Chile’s Response to Nineteenth-Century World Copper Competition’
10. A.G. Hopkins (1987), ‘Big Business in African Studies’
11. Vincent Ponko, Jr. (1969), ‘The Colonial Office and British Business before World War I: A Case Study’
12. John A. DeNovo (1959), ‘A Railroad for Turkey: The Chester Project, 1908–1913’
13. Marcelo Bucheli (2005), ‘The United Fruit Company in Latin America: Business Strategies in a Changing Environment’

PART IV THE IMPACT OF INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP ON HOST ECONOMIES
14. Shannon R. Brown (1981), ‘Cakes and Oil: Technology Transfer and Chinese Soybean Processing, 1860–1895’
15. Mark Casson (1990), ‘Multinational Enterprises in Less Developed Countries: Cultural and Economic Interactions’
16. Mira Wilkins (1974), ‘The Role of Private Business in the International Diffusion of Technology’
17. John P. McKay (1974), ‘Foreign Enterprise in Russian and Soviet Industry: A Long Term Perspective’
18. Susanne Freidberg (1997), ‘Contacts, Contracts, and Green Bean Schemes: Liberalisation and Agro-Entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso’

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