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Capitalist Enterprise and Social Progress

By Maurice Dobb

© 2012 – Routledge

420 pages

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Part 1 of this volume analyses the main issues in the theory of Applied Economics. Part 2 surveys the rise of capitalist enterprise and indicates the importance of certain institutions in the growth and working of the economic system at the start of the twentieth century. The concluding chapters stress the relevance of these considerations to the problems facing politicians and administrators.


‘A singularly brilliant and stimulating piece of economic analysis.’ Birmingham Post

‘A very thoughtful piece of work which does appreciably help to clarify ideas on the subject.’ The Times

Table of Contents

Part 1: Analytical. 1. The Framing of the Problem. 2. Entrepreneur Theories. 3. The Entrepreneur Function. 4. Capitalist Undertaking. 5. Profit Theories. 6. The Profits of Undertaking. 7. The Theory of Monopoly and Advantage. 8. Profit and Economic Change. 9. Advantage and Class. 10. Monopoly and Social Theory. 11. The Effects of Monopoly. Part 2: Historical. 12. The Origins of Town Enterprise. 13. The Struggle for Market Control. 14. The Town Monopoly. 15. The Beginnings of Capitalist Enterprise. 16. The Transition in England. 17. The National Market and Mercantilism. 18. The Rise of the Wage-System. 19. The First Period of Capitalist Undertaking. 20. The Nineteenth Century. 21. An Unfinished Page. Part 3: Applied. 22. The Problems of Economic Control. 23. The Problems of Economic Anarchy. 24. Crossways. Index.

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory