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Entrepreneurship

Geoffrey G. Jones and R. Daniel Wadhwani

in The Oxford Handbook of Business History

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199263684
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199263684.003.0021

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Entrepreneurship

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Since the 1980s, entrepreneurship has emerged as a topic of growing interest among management scholars and social scientists. The subject has grown in legitimacy, particularly in business schools. This scholarly interest has been spurred by a set of recent developments in the United States. This article begins by providing a brief introduction to the origins and evolution of historical research on entrepreneurship. It then turns to explore a series of different streams of business-history research that deal with issues of entrepreneurship and historical change. The article highlights the ways in which historical context shaped the structure of entrepreneurial activity, and reveals the wide variation in organizational form and entrepreneurial behavior that historians have found. It concludes by discussing the main contributions of business history to the study of entrepreneurship, and proposes a renewed research agenda.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; social scientists; business schools; business history; research agenda

Article.  11556 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Entrepreneurship ; Business History

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