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The Influence of the Entrepreneur as a determining factor in the History of the Company

Mariano Castro-Valdivia ()
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Mariano Castro-Valdivia: University of Jaén

Chapter Chapter 1 in Companies and Entrepreneurs in the History of Spain, 2021, pp 1-16 from Palgrave Macmillan

Abstract: Abstract The entrepreneur is the soul of economic development. For this reason, active policies that promote business culture and entrepreneurship are encouraged. In the university world, work on entrepreneurship has multiplied. This chapter analyses the perceptión great economists had of the entrepeneur, while at the same time it looks at, through various texts, the process of formation of the entrepreneur’s current notion and how a company should function. This knowledge has given rise to an academic discipline, the History of the Company. Therefore, knowing the historiographic development of this subject, at an international as well as at a national level, is essential in order to know how to foster business culture in society, which would generate entrepreneurship and make possible a sustainable economic growth.

Keywords: Entrepreneur; Businessman; Business history; History of economic thought; Spain (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-61318-1_1

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