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Brazilian Journal of Political Economy

Print version ISSN 0101-3157On-line version ISSN 1809-4538

Abstract

PAULA, JOÃO ANTÔNIO DE; CERQUEIRA, HUGO E. A. DA GAMA  and  ALBUQUERQUE, EDUARDO DA MOTTA E. The entrepreneur in the economic theory. Brazil. J. Polit. Econ. [online]. 2004, vol.24, n.4, pp.571-593.  Epub Dec 20, 2019. ISSN 1809-4538.  https://doi.org/10.1590/0101-35172004-1605.

This paper discusses the roles of the entrepreneur in the economic theory. The deficiencies of mainstream theory are pointed out and the forerunner contributions of Cantillon and Bentham are analyzed, as well as the different approaches of Marx, Veblen and Sombart. The changing role of the entrepreneur after the emergency of the modern corporations is discussed, following the works of Schumpeter, Penrose and Chandler.

Keywords : Entrepreneur; entrepreneurship; Schumpeter; knight; Marx.

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