A Survey of Business Historians on America's Greatest Entrepreneurs

  title={A Survey of Business Historians on America's Greatest Entrepreneurs},
  author={Blaine McCormick and Burton W. Folsom},
  journal={Business History Review},
  pages={703 - 716}
We surveyed fifty-eight professors of history and management to develop a ranking of the greatest entrepreneurs and businesspeople in American history. The goal of this research is to begin an ongoing conversation about what constitutes “greatness” in American business history, and, in particular, how academics perceive greatness among business leaders. The results were predictable: Henry Ford topped the list, followed by Bill Gates, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Thomas Edison. We… Expand
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