This book provides a thorough overview of Schumpeter′s writings, and also introduces previously unpublished material based on his letters and interviews. Swedberg emphasizes that Schumpeter saw economics as a form of social investigation, consisting of four fields: economic theory, economic sociology, economic history and statistics. The author describes and analyses Schumpeter′s theory of social classes and modern states as well as his more famous theory of the entrepreneur.
1. Childhood and Youth.
2. Early Economic Works.
3. In Politics.
4. The Difficult Decade.
5. Excursions in Economic Sociology.
6. In the United States.
7. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy.
8. Last Years, Last Work. .
Appendix 1: Aphorisms from Schumpeter′s Private Diary.
Appendix 2: Schumpeter′s Novel Ships in the Fog (A Fragment).
Appendix 3: Letters by Schumpeter.
Bibliography of Schumpeter′s Writings.