Anthony Ellison cuts through conventional neo-classical interpretations to expose the indispensable contribution of entrepreneurs in driving the market process and, in particular, in accomplishing the deregulation of the transportation, trade, telecommunications and financial regimes both in North America and across the globe. Entrepreneurs have an important role in any economy, but in this seminal study, the author argues that they have played a crucial part in shaping the contemporary global market. Entrepreneurs and the Transformation of the Global Economy situates the emergence of the contemporary global market economy within an historical context.
The author reviews the rival interpretations of the global impacts of the surging market economy and is particularly critical of previous Marxist interpretations. His examination of the deregulation of the North American airline industry and the re-design of its organisational infrastructure serves to illustrate the potential of the neo-institutional approach in economic analysis and is intended to offer a more meaningful alternative.
This book will be of interest to academics and researchers of public sector economics, globalisation and deregulation as well as transport economists.