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The Entrepreneur as Innovator

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  • Albert Link

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Throughout intellectual history as we know it, the entrepreneur has worn many faces and played many roles. One of those roles is innovator. This essay establishes a chronological trace of the entrepreneur as innovator in an effort to place contemporary writings within a proper historical perspective. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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  • Robert Hébert & Albert Link, 2006. "The Entrepreneur as Innovator," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 31(5), pages 589-597, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jtecht:v:31:y:2006:i:5:p:589-597 DOI: 10.1007/s10961-006-9060-5
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    1. Muhammad, Nabeel & Léo-Paul, Dana, 2015. "Collective Efficacy of a Regional Network: Extending the Social Embeddedness Perspective of Entrepreneurship," MPRA Paper 70120, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    3. David B. Audretsch & Donald F. Kuratko & Albert N. Link, 2016. "Dynamic entrepreneurship and technology-based innovation," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 603-620, July.
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    5. Dennis Leyden & Albert Link, 2015. "Toward a theory of the entrepreneurial process," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 44(3), pages 475-484, March.
    6. Magnus Henrekson & Tino Sanandaji, 2015. "Superentrepreneurship and global imbalances: closing Europe’s gap to other industrialized regions," Chapters,in: The EU’s Role in Fighting Global Imbalances, chapter 4, pages 58-88 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    Keywords

    entrepreneur; innovator; schumpeter; economic thought; M13; B10; B20;

    JEL classification:

    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • B10 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - General
    • B20 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - General

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