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The Entrepreneurial Middle Class (Routledge Revivals)

1st Edition

By Robert Goffee, Richard Scase


212 pages

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This book, first published in 1982, is a study of the processes that shape the reproduction of the entrepreneurial middle class. It identifies the major dynamics surrounding stages of business growth. More particularly, it focuses upon obstacles and cleavages inherent within the process of small-scale capital accumulation. This book is ideal for students of business and economics.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Class Analysis and the Entrepreneurial Middle Class 2. Technological Change, the Occupational Structure and the Entrepreneurial Middle Class 3. The Formation and Growth of Small Businesses: the Case of the Building Industry 4. The Self-employed 5. Small Employers 6. Owner-controllers 7. Owner-directors and Family-owned Firms 8. Conclusions: Entrepreneurship and the Middle Class; Methodological Appendix; Bibliography; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Home-Based Businesses