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Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)

No 1/2012:
The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism the Haugian Way.

Ola H. Grytten ()

Abstract: On the basis of availabale sources the present paper seeks to map entrepreneural industrial activities the Norwegian puritan revivalist Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was involved in and quantify his financial activities. It also tries to map entrepreneural activities by his followers. The paper concludes that these activities must have played a decisive role for the economic development in Norway during the nineteenth century.

Keywords: Norwegian puritan revivalist Hans Nielsen Hauge; entrepreneural industrial activities.; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: N23; N33; N63; N83; O14; O16; (follow links to similar papers)

30 pages, April 2, 2012

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