Kicking Off I&E Week

Here’s a question from the recent economics 450 test that you might want to consider part or all of:

Discuss what people mean by entrepreneurship and explain how it fits into the theory of the firm. Things you might discuss:

  • What is an entrepreneur?  How is it different than being a manager?
  • Do entrepreneurs usually work for themselves?  What does that mean?
  • Is asset ownership necessary? Is that part of working for themselves?

Part of the inspiration from that question comes from an interesting piece by Foss and Klein from a few years back.

Not coincidentally, the economics department generally is pondering these very questions as we try to figure out our curriculum offerings.

Stay tuned.