This should be noting the difference between Knight, Kirzner, and Schumpeter, at least. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqgzjt-0qZY ) 18.104.22.168 16:58, 24 September 2014 (EDT)
- Good find, unknown benefactor! I've added it to the page - please consider registering and adding some more! Cheers, Pestergaines (talk) 16:37, 25 September 2014 (EDT)
Building on that, I wonder whether it would be better to organize the article via different authors' thoughts on entrepreneurship, or organizing it chronologically. E.g., making a section for Knight, Kirzner, Schumpter, Bohm-Bawerk, Mises, Rothbard, Salerno, and Klein? Or at least splitting it up maybe into a early/proto (mixing in the thoughts Knight/Bohm-Bawerk/Schumpeter), middle (mixing in the similar thoughts of Mises/Rothbard), and late (mixing in the differences amongst Kirzner/Salerno/Klein) periods? I'm not sure which organization would be better... either way, both would take quite a bit of work... Smith (talk) 05:47, 7 November 2014 (EST)
And, an update...
I included "Knight v. Schumpeter v. Kirzner" here because they're well-defined enough to distinguish (it's hard to say whether Mises would have agreed with Kirzner's or Schumpeter's conception of the entrepreneur), and they seem to be well-sourced enough (i.e., the 'next generation' Klein, Salerno, and Thornton have consistently mentioned them (Klein's "The Capitalist and the Entrepreneur" also takes this 'tripartite' distinction between Knight, Kirzner, and Schumpeter)). This doesn't mean I necessarily agree with it; I'm just working with what I know here. I think a more complete treatment would also include:
-Further discussion of those mentioned already.
-Klein, Salerno, and Thornton themselves (especially a separate section for Klein)
-Somehow mentioning Rothbard/Mises' conceptions
-ABOVE ALL, CANTILLON SHOULD BE MENTIONED. His definition directly feeds into Knight's, and Thornton has written about him as well.
I grouped Schumpeter and Mises together because I wanted to keep some of how the article was previously written. However, this is probably not entirely correct and should also be fixed.
Smith (talk) 16:44, 7 December 2014 (EST)
- I still do not have a good enough conception of Klein/Salerno/Thornton's thoughts about entrepreneurship to include them. Moreover, I'm not sure whether it's better to organize this as a list of different conceptions of entrepreneurship by economist (like it is now with Mises/Schumpeter/Knight/Kirzner), and then to organize them more by periods or chronologically; or whether it's better to organize them by concepts like having a section on 'uncertainty' v. 'creative destruction' v. 'alertness' like the page on interest seems to do. If Klein/Salerno/Thornton lined up along the 'concept' method of organization, then I might make a case to reorganize along those lines. Smith (talk) 19:53, 3 November 2019 (UTC)
Another thought for the future: I'd like for this to have a whole section on 'the importance/function of the entrepreneur,' and then to be able to stick a short snippet of that in the "Notable Theories" section of the Austrian School page. Smith (talk) 19:58, 3 November 2019 (UTC)