Recent developments in the economics of entrepreneurship

Maria Minniti, Moren Lévesque

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This paper serves as an introduction to the special issue of JBV on the economics of entrepreneurship. Since the beginning of the 18th century, economics has recognized the importance of entrepreneurship at both the microeconomic and macroeconomic levels. This paper reviews recent developments in the economics of entrepreneurship, discusses the principles behind the emergence of a new heterodoxy in economics, and how these new principles provide fertile grounds to further our understanding of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behavior. Finally, the paper reviews the contributions included in this special issue and puts them in the context of recent developments in entrepreneurship research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)603-612
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Business Venturing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Behavioral economics
  • Economics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Institutional economics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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