Prophet of Innovation: Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction

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PROPHET OF INNOVATION

Joseph Schumpeter and Creative Destruction

THOMAS K. McCRAW

THE BELKNAP PRESS OF HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England
2007

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • Part I - L'Enfant Terrible, 1883–1926: Innovation and Economics 1
  • Prologue - Who He Was and What He Did 3
  • 1: Leaving Home 10
  • 2: Shaping His Character 23
  • 3: Learning Economics 38
  • 4: Moving Out 57
  • 5: Career Takeoff 67
  • 6: War and Politics 84
  • 7: Gran Rifiuto 104
  • 8: Annie 113
  • 9: Heartbreak 126
  • Part II - The Adult, 1926–1939: Capitalism and Society 143
  • Prologue - What He Had Learned 145
  • 10: New Intellectual Directions 151
  • 11: Policy and Entrepreneurship 167
  • 12: The Bonn-Harvard Shuttle 184
  • 13: Harvard 205
  • 14: Suffering and Solace 222
  • Part III - The Sage, 1939–1950: Innovation, Capitalism, and History 245
  • Prologue - How and Why He Embraced History 247
  • 15: Business Cycles, Business History 251
  • 16: Letters from Europe 279
  • 17: To Leave Harvard? 302
  • 18: Against the Grain 313
  • 19: The Courage of Her Convictions 326
  • 20: Alienation 337
  • 21: Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy 347
  • 22: War and Perplexity 375
  • 23: Introspection 399
  • 24: Honors and Crises 409
  • 25: Toward the Mixed Economy 422
  • 26: History of Economic Analysis 442
  • 27: A Principle of Indeterminateness 469
  • 28: L' Envoi 485
  • Epilogue - The Legacy 495
  • Notes 507
  • Acknowledgments 695
  • Illustration Credits 699
  • Index 703
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