International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Entrepreneur between Theory and History Adriano Olivetti, Innovator of the Italian Capitalism
Angelina Marcelli

In the economic theory, and in particular in the one based on the construction of mathematical models, entrepreneurs don't find so much place. Their prerogatives and capabilities cannot be properly formalized in quantitative models. Nevertheless, a few economists have widely highlighted the entrepreneur's role as an innovator, which can be incisive at a macroeconomic level as well. This essay aims at emphasizing and revaluating the legitimacy of Schumpeter's theory. Further, it investigates the historical case of an entrepreneurinnovator, Adriano Olivetti which has characterized the Italian capitalism.

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