The Schumpeterian Paradox or the Absence of “Schumpeter Mark II”

On the Subject of the Evolution of the Theory of Economic Evolution
By Francis Munier


The Schumpeterian paradox is an interpretation of the neo-Schumpeterians, who consider that the particularity in the thought of J.-A. Schumpeter is a contradiction in the question of the relation between the size of companies and their innovative capacities. We reject this interpretation by showing a true theoretical unit. There is only a “slip” from the methodological point of view, but there, too, nuances must be brought.
JEL Codes: B10


  • Schumpeterian paradox
  • entrepreneur
  • size of the firms
  • innovation
  • evolution
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