Once relegated to the dusty shelves of ancient muses, research and scholarship on entrepreneurship has exploded as a field of research, with impactful additions from a range of disciplines rendering the field a tricky one to traverse. The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship offers a comprehensive guide to entrepreneurship, providing an authoritative exploration of the key people and their ideas. This book tells the stories of the scholars who have set the standard and tone for thinking and analysing entrepreneurship.

Edited by two of the world’s leading entrepreneurship scholars, this comprehensive volume offers a platform for understanding and future research that is both state-of-the-art and authoritative. It expands on how modern entrepreneurship has developed, with a focus on the key "makers" of the field – including theories, such as social psychology; concepts, such as neuroeconomics; and types, such as political entrepreneurship.

The contributions to the collection are grouped into three sections:

  • Emergence of Entrepreneurship Research
  • Theories in Modern Entrepreneurship
  • Concepts and Makers in Modern Entrepreneurship

This companion is essential reading for students and academics interested in entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial management and business management.

chapter 2|11 pages

The godfather of entrepreneurship

chapter 4|10 pages

Roots and wings

chapter 6|11 pages

Back to the roots

chapter 8|17 pages

What an opportunity!

chapter 9|10 pages

Finding myself staring at the future

chapter 12|16 pages

Anecdotes of destiny

chapter 16|9 pages

Location matters

chapter 19|20 pages

Wandering between contexts

chapter 20|13 pages

Re-search = me-search