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Economie de l’entrepreneur faits et théories (The economics of entrepreneur facts and theories)


  • Sophie Boutillier

    () (labrii, ULCO)


L’entrepreneur est-il un innovateur ou plus simplement un agent économique qui crée son emploi ? La réponse que les économistes ont apportée à cette question est en grande partie déterminée par le contexte historique. Dans un contexte de croissance économique, l’entrepreneur est pour une majorité d’économistes un innovateur. En revanche, en période de croissance ralentie, il n’est pas un héros. Is the entrepreneur an innovator or simply an economic agent who creates his job? The response is different according to the historical context. In a context of economic growth, the entrepreneur is for the majority of economists an innovator. But, in periods of crisis, he isn’t a hero.

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  • Sophie Boutillier, 2007. "Economie de l’entrepreneur faits et théories (The economics of entrepreneur facts and theories)," Working Papers 149, Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation.
  • Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:149

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    1. Cooper, Arnold C., 1993. "Challenges in predicting new firm performance," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 8(3), pages 241-253, May.
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    economics of entrepreneurs; ceates job; innovator;

    JEL classification:

    • N00 - Economic History - - General - - - General
    • B20 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought since 1925 - - - General
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship


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