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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 Kirzners 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 desprit dentreprise. Ses travaux sont indispensables pour quiconque cherche à comprendre le rôle de lentrepreneur dans léconomie. 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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  • Lewin Peter, 2002. "Entrepreneurship and the Defense of Capitalism: An Examination of the Work of Israel Kirzner," Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, De Gruyter, vol. 12(2), pages 1-12, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:jeehcn:v:12:y:2002:i:2:n:2
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    1. Leland B. Yeager, 1985. "Rights, Contract, and Utility in Policy Espousal," Cato Journal, Cato Journal, Cato Institute, pages 259-294.
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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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