Women and Entrepreneurship in Germany

Issue Brief 12

The great Austrian economist, Joseph Schumpeter, argued that it is entrepreneurs, or ‘wild spirits,’ who inspire innovation and technological change in a nation. Schumpeter coined the German word “Unternehmergeist,” which literally means “entrepreneurial spirit,” and reasoned that it is entrepreneurs who make the economy of a country strong…

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