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Constrained Optimization: The State and the Indian Entrepreneur

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dc.contributor.author Banerjee, Pritam
dc.date.accessioned 2007-01-29T20:43:14Z
dc.date.available 2007-01-29T20:43:14Z
dc.date.issued 2007-01-29T20:43:14Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/1905
dc.description.abstract The quality of entrepreneurship has been considered by many scholars as a critical factor in the economic development of a society. While some scholars have sought to explain the difference in entrepreneurial quality among societies based on cultural grounds, this paper argues that entrepreneurship is a function of the incentives derived from institutions and the historical context that entrepreneurs face. It also argues that entrepreneurs are not inert actors in the institutional and historical process, but are actively engaged in shaping the political-economic landscape which they inhabit. The paper undertakes an historical analysis of Indian entrepreneurship in the last hundred years as an illustrative example of this theory of entrepreneurial dynamics in a society.
dc.format.extent 275674 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries GMU School of Public Policy Working Papers en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 0607 002 en
dc.subject Pritam Banerjee en_US
dc.subject George Mason University en_US
dc.subject School of Public Policy en_US
dc.subject India en_US
dc.subject business history en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject economic liberalization en_US
dc.subject institutions en_US
dc.subject socialism en_US
dc.subject political economy en_US
dc.title Constrained Optimization: The State and the Indian Entrepreneur en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Working Paper en


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