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Entrepreneurship and the Defense of Capitalism: An Examination of the Work of Israel Kirzner

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  • Lewin Peter

    (University of Texas at Dallas)

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Israel Kirzner has spent a career in articulating and refining concept of entrepreneurship; His work is indispensable for anyone seeking an understanding of the role of the entrepreneur in the economy. This paper provides a critical appreciation of this work, and considers how Kirzner’s insights might feature in a defense of Capitalism in the post- Socialist world.Israel Kirzner a consacré sa carrière à articuler et affiner le concept d’esprit d’entreprise. Ses travaux sont indispensables pour quiconque cherche à comprendre le rôle de l’entrepreneur dans l’économie. Cet article propose une évaluation critique de ces travaux, et examine dans quelle mesure la perspective kirznerienne peut représenter une défense du capitalisme dans le monde postsocialiste.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines.

Volume (Year): 12 (2002)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 1-12

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:jeehcn:v:12:y:2002:i:2:n:2

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  1. Berg, Nathan, 2014. "Success from satisficing and imitation: Entrepreneurs' location choice and implications of heuristics for local economic development," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 67(8), pages 1700-1709.

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