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Entrepreneurial failure and economic crisis: an historical perspective

Casson, M. (2015) Entrepreneurial failure and economic crisis: an historical perspective. In: Hollow, M., Akinbami, F. and Michie, R. (eds.) Complexity and Crisis in the Financial System: Critical Perspectives on the Evolution of American and British Banking. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 36-59. ISBN 9781783471324

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This chapter analyses the major UK economic crises that have occurred since the speculative bubbles of the seventeenth century. It integrates insights from economic history and business history to analyse both the general economic conditions and the specific business and financial practices that led to these crises. The analysis suggests a significant reinterpretation of the evidence – one that questions economists’ conventional views.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Politics, Economics and International Relations > Economics
ID Code:49602
Publisher:Edward Elgar


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