The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times (The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship)
By David S. Landes
Whether hailed as heroes or forged as threats to social order, entrepreneurs--and their innovations--have had a big impact at the progress and prosperity of countries. The Invention of Enterprise gathers jointly, for the 1st time, best fiscal historians to discover the entrepreneur's function in society from antiquity to the current. Addressing social and institutional affects from a ancient context, each one bankruptcy examines entrepreneurship in the course of a specific interval and in a tremendous geographic location.
The ebook chronicles the sweeping historical past of company in Mesopotamia and Neo-Babylon; incorporates the reader during the Islamic heart East; deals insights into the entrepreneurial historical past of China, Japan, and Colonial India; and describes the an important function of the entrepreneur in cutting edge task in Europe and the USA, from the medieval interval to at the present time. In contemplating the serious contributions of entrepreneurship, the authors talk about why entrepreneurial actions usually are not consistently effective and will even sabotage prosperity. They research the associations and regulations that experience enabled or impeded innovation, and the incentives for the adoption and dissemination of innovations. in addition they describe the broad adaptations in international entrepreneurial job in the course of varied old classes and the similarities in improvement, in addition to entrepreneurship's position in fiscal progress. The ebook is stuffed with prior examples and occasions that offer classes for selling and effectively pursuing modern entrepreneurship as a way of contributing to the welfare of society.
The Invention of Enterprise lays out a definitive photo for all who search an realizing of innovation's relevant position in our world.