- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- Notes on Contributors
- Introduction: A Social Science which Forgets its Founders is Lost
- The Value of the Classics
- Tocqueville as a Pioneer In Organization Theory
- Marx and Organization Studies Today
- It's Not Just for Communists Any More: Marxian Political Economy and Organizational Theory
- Weber: Sintering the Iron Cage Translation, Domination, and Rationality Stewart Clegg
- Max Weber and the Ethics of Office
- On Organizations and Oligarchies: Michels in the Twenty-First Century
- How Durkheim's Theory of Meaning‐making Influenced Organizational Sociology
- A Durkheimian Approach to Globalization
- Gabriel Tarde and Organization Theory
- Georg Simmel: The Individual and the Organization
- Types and Positions: The Significance of Georg Simmel's Structural Theories for Organizational Behavior
- Schumpeter and the Organization of Entrepreneurship
- Norbert Elias's Impact on Organization Studies
- Thorstein Veblen And The Organization of the Capitalist Economy
- The Sociology of Race: The Contributions of W. E. B. Du Bois
- Organizations and the Chicago School
- After James on Identity
- Reading Dewey: Some Implications for the Study of Routine
- Mary Parker Follett and Pragmatist Organization
- Peopling Organizations: The Promise of Classic Symbolic Interactionism for an Inhabited Institutionalism
- John R. Commons: Back to the Future of Organization Studies
- The Problem of the Corporation: Liberalism and the Large Organization
- Bureaucratic Theory and Intellectual Renewal in Contemporary Organization Studies
- The Columbia School and the Study of Bureaucracies: Why Organizations Have Lives of their Own
- Parsons as an Organization Theorist
- Sociological Classics and the Canon in the Study of Organizations
Abstract and Keywords
This article first briefly introduces Schumpeter, the issues he tackled in his work, and the contributions he is best known for. It then offers a concise guide to Schumpeter's works and the secondary literature and discusses the evolving pattern of citations to Schumpeter's work in the social sciences. It then provides a comprehensive assessment of Schumpeter's works on entrepreneurship in order to identify insights of practical and theoretical relevance to contemporary research. It draws on sources that are little known, rarely referenced, and in most cases only published in German, in order to distill Schumpeter's insights on entrepreneurship. The article concludes with an assessment of why, even today, Schumpeter's insights can help to further our understanding of entrepreneurship and its organization.
Markus C. Becker holds a Ph.D. in Management from the Judge Business School, Cambridge University. He has held positions with the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at the University of Strasbourg, France, and with the University of Southern Denmark. He currently is Professor of Organization Theory at the Strategic Organization Design Unit, Department of Marketing & Management, University of Southern Denmark.
Thorbjørn Knudsen is Professor at the Strategic Organization Design Unit, Department of Marketing and Management, University of Southern Denmark. His research interests and publications focus on economic evolution and decision making in organizations.
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