JEC Book review 13,3 Entrepreneurship, Context and History: Western European Entrepreneurship Fundamentals Revealed in Magistral Book by Leo-Paul Dana Dana Léo-Paul World Scientiﬁc Publishing Europe London p. 544 ISBN: 9781783267934 Review DOI 10.1108/JEC-07-2019-107 In this major work, via entrepreneurship studies, seldom-used combination of a context- sensitive approach (Ramírez Pasillas et al., 2017) and comparative methods, Léo-Paul Dana provides a unique and useful analysis of the evolution of entrepreneurship as fundamental for the development of socio-economic life in no less than 21 Western European countries (Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). The book is mainly targeting undergraduate students but can and should be read by a broad range of actors. To undertake such a major task as a single author is a Herculean effort, but wise delimitations and a large network of advisors are two of the variables that made it possible: Important delimitations made are: only focussing on for-proﬁt, economically oriented, “classical” entrepreneurship (excluding the rapid explosion of other forms of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship in other sectors of society); only focussing on Western Europe (not
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