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Prophet of Innovation

Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction

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$27.00 • £21.95 • €24.50

ISBN 9780674034815

Publication Date: 03/30/2010

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736 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

68 halftones

Belknap Press

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  • Preface
  • Part I: L’Enfant Terrible, 1883–1926: Innovation and Economics
    • Prologue: Who He Was and What He Did
    • 1. Leaving Home
    • 2. Shaping His Character
    • 3. Learning Economics
    • 4. Moving Out
    • 5. Career Takeoff
    • 6. War and Politics
    • 7. Gran Rifiuto
    • 8. Annie
    • 9. Heartbreak
  • Part II: The Adult, 1926–1939: Capitalism and Society
    • Prologue: What He Had Learned
    • 10. New Intellectual Directions
    • 11. Policy and Entrepreneurship
    • 12. Between Two Worlds
    • 13. Harvard
    • 14. Suffering and Solace
  • Part III: The Sage, 1939–1950: Innovation, Capitalism, and History
    • Prologue: How and Why He Embraced History
    • 15. Business Cycles, Business History
    • 16. Letters from Europe
    • 17. To Leave Harvard?
    • 18. Against the Grain
    • 19. The Courage of Her Convictions
    • 20. Alienation
    • 21. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy
    • 22. War and Perplexity
    • 23. Introspection
    • 24. Honors and Resurgence
    • 25. Toward the Mixed Economy
    • 26. History of Economic Analysis
    • 27. A Principle of Indeterminateness
    • 28. L’Envoi
  • Epilogue: The Legacy
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2007–2009 Alfred and Fay Chandler Book Award in Business History, Business History Review
  • 2008 Joseph J. Spengler Best Book Prize, History of Economics Society
  • Co-Winner, 2008 Schumpeter Prize, International Joseph A. Schumpeter Society
  • A Spectator Best Read of 2008
  • A Library Journal Best Business Book of 2007
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