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RETOS. Revista de Ciencias de la Administración y Economía

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SANCHEZ-BAYON, Antonio. Comparative management of West colonizing enterprises: a heterodox review. Retos [online]. 2022, vol.12, n.24, pp.330-348. ISSN 1390-8618.

this review provides for the first time a systematization of real anarcho-capitalist experiences during the colonization of the West in the United States of America. This process of continental integration of the country was not the result of state planning and its technological impulse, as assumed by the mainstream; it was the entrepreneurship of private companies, in the form of community farms and trading their surplus. In this study, the theoretical and methodological frameworks are critically reviewed, with the help of heterodox economic approaches, extracting the theorems and empirical observations to consider in the examination of colonizing experiences, from Pennsylvania to Illinois. Through a comparative analysis of case studies selected from primary sources, an identifying and classifying saturation of assumptions is reached, being sufficient to establish a robust enabling systematization for the contrast between religious and ideological colonizing companies. These companies are evaluated for their efficiency and sustainability, to resolve the colonizing paradox of the American West: why religious companies, being the first to arrive and with less outlay, are more successful than ideological ones. This is a critical-hermeneutical and historical-comparative study of Political Economy and History of Economy and Institutions, according to of the heterodox approaches mix, for the refutation of errors assumed in the colonization of the West, in addition to confirming the viability of the experiences anarcho-capitalists.

Keywords : economic history; political economy; macroeconomics; heterodox approaches; colonial enterprises; religious factor; comparative management; United States of America.

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