Economic Theory, Entrepreneurs and the Transformations of the Industrial Enterprises

CEDEPLAR Working Paper No. 133

23 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2001

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João Antonio de Paula

Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)

Hugo E. A. da Gama Cerqueira

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Eduardo M. Albuquerque

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Date Written: February 2000

Abstract

This paper discusses the roles of the entrepreneur in the economic theory. The deficiencies of mainstream theory are pointed out and the forerunner contributions of Cantillon and Bentham are analyzed, as well as the different approaches of Marx, Veblen and Sombart. The changing role of the entrepreneur after the emergency of the modern corporations is discussed, following the works of Schumpeter, Penrose and Chandler.

Note: Paper available in Portuguese only.

Keywords: Entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, Schumpeter, Knight, Marx

JEL Classification: B10, B20, M13

Suggested Citation

de Paula Cedeplar, João Antonio and Cerqueira, Hugo Eduardo Araujo da Gama and Albuquerque, Eduardo da Motta e, Economic Theory, Entrepreneurs and the Transformations of the Industrial Enterprises (February 2000). CEDEPLAR Working Paper No. 133, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=265921 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.265921

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