Chapter 13: The evolution of society and the evolution of entrepreneurship: from creative construction to creative destruction
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The angle of vision provided by an evolutionary perspective, much needed in economic sociology, poses three important theoretical problems. First how has entrepreneurship, especially that involved in creative construction, changed across time? The answer is towards much more complex arrangements. Second, how has the evolution of society resulted in the generation of faster rates of creative formation? The key idea is the better integration of diversity at the levels of the individual, the organization, and the region. And finally, what are the new forms of creative destruction in society. The loss of jobs, of medium routine, the breakup of the family, and the decline of whole rural areas, as well as rust-belt cities, has led to the loss of civil society (as measured by trust) and doubts about democracy.

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