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The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times by David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr and William J. Baumol

Published By: Kaufman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 978-0-691-14370-5
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Michael Bikarddone of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Scott Stern of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.1.129.r14
Review Pages: 164-68

Book Review Abstract

Michael Bikard of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Scott Stern of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER review "The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times" edited by David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr, and William J. Baumol. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins, “Eighteen papers examine the history of entrepreneurship throughout the world since antiquity. Papers discuss global enterprise and industrial performance--an overview; entrepreneurs--from the Near Eastern takeoff to the Roman collapse; Neo-Babylonian entrepreneurs; the scale of entrepreneurship in Middle....”


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Michael Bikard of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Scott Stern of Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER


JEL Classifications

L26: Entrepreneurship
N80: Micro-Business History: General, International, or Comparative


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