Panayotis Michaelides ; Ourania Kardasi - Schumpeter's theory of leadership: a brief sketch

jpe:10597 - Journal of Philosophical Economics, May 20, 2010, Volume III Issue 2 -
Schumpeter's theory of leadership: a brief sketch

Authors: Panayotis Michaelides ; Ourania Kardasi

    So far, it has hardly been recognized that the great Austrian thinker Joseph Alois Schumpeter had developed a general theory of leadership. In this paper, we analyze how leaders promote change by building on Schumpeter's understanding of entrepreneurial leadership which fuses the concepts of entrepreneurship and leadership. Also, we analyze Schumpeter's shift in emphasis regarding his leadership theory. Specifically, Schumpeter in his early works defined entrepreneurs as individuals whose acts have significant effects on firms. However, in his late works he seems to have realized the need to extend further the boundaries of his early approach, to account for social forces.

    Volume: Volume III Issue 2
    Section: Articles
    Published on: May 20, 2010
    Imported on: December 28, 2022
    Keywords: Schumpeter,entrepreneurship,leadership,society,[SHS]Humanities and Social Sciences


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