Flexibility and Diversification Face to the Risk: The Investments of Merchants and Patricians in the Venetian Republic (Xvi-Xviii)
Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management
July, 21 2008
The aim of this paper is to show the strategies of the Venetian Patricians (and those from the Mainland) face to the risk. The diversifications of investments (in all the economic sectors, as agriculture, manufacture, trade, public and private finance) and the flexibility in the domestic and foreign markets were the result of a specific economic system where the economic actors refused the specialization in the economic activity.
A reviewed version will be published in: Du fatalisme ¿ l'exploitation du risque. Le risque et les ¿conomies m¿diterran¿ennes du Moyen ¿ge ¿ nos jours
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Economic history, Republic of Venice, Merchants, Investments.
JEL Classification: N22, N42, N82working papers series
Date posted: July 22, 2008
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