Technological Progress, Inequality and Entrepreneurship

From Consumer Division to Human Centricity

  • Vanessa Ratten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Célia M. Q. Ramos, Georgette Andraz, Irene Cardoso
    Pages 29-45
  3. Jose Ramón-Saura, Pedro R. Palos-Sanchez, María de la Cruz del Río-Rama
    Pages 47-65
  4. Fátima Matos Silva, Isabel Borges
    Pages 67-85
  5. Rui Pedro Lopes, Cristina Mesquita, Amador Durán-Sánchez, Juan R. Coca
    Pages 87-105
  6. Emmaline M. Rosado-González, José Luis Palacio-Prieto, Artur Abreu Sá
    Pages 107-121
  7. Phyllis McNally, Nikolaos Apostolopoulos, Haya Al-Dajani
    Pages 123-138

About this book


Although there have been considerable technological advances over the past decade, particularly in terms of mobile applications, much remains unknown about their effect on societal progress. This book focuses on how inequality and entrepreneurship are both by-products of technological change. The book provides insights into how society has shifted from consumer division to human centricity, and helps readers gain a better understanding of the positive and negative effects of entrepreneurship.


Income disparities Subsistence entrepreneurship Access to technology Technology innovation Micro entrepreneurs Knowledge workers Labor replacement Self-service innovations Frugal innovations Smart sustainable cities

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and MarketingLa Trobe Business SchoolMelbourneAustralia

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