Age of Enterprise: Rediscovering the New Zealand Entrepreneur, 1880-1910
This history illustrates how entrepreneurship and innovation transformed the New Zealand economy in the 19th century—an otherwise bleak period in international economics. Drawing on case studies and historical evidence, this analysis explores the typical characteristics of these businessmen—What qualities did they display? What role did they play in economic expansion?—and discusses how small, local firms took advantage of industrial giants’ protracted movements.
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