The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism the Haugian Way

35 Pages Posted: 4 Apr 2012

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Ola Honningdal Grytten

Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi / Department of Economics Norges Handelshøyskole / Norwegian School of Economics

Date Written: February 2, 2012

Abstract

On the basis of available sources the present paper seeks to map entrepreneurial industrial activities the Norwegian puritan revivalist Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) was involved in and quantify his financial activities. It also tries to map entrepreneurial 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.

JEL Classification: N23, N33, N63, N83, O14, O16

Suggested Citation

Grytten, Ola Honningdal, The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism the Haugian Way (February 2, 2012). NHH Dept. of Economics Discussion Paper No. 1/2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2033101 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2033101

Ola Honningdal Grytten (Contact Author)

Institutt for samfunnsøkonomi / Department of Economics Norges Handelshøyskole / Norwegian School of Economics ( email )

Helleveien 30
N-5035 Bergen
Norway

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