North’s Underdeveloped Ideological Entrepreneur
THE ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS, p. 99, Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Beloit College, 2009
17 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2011
Date Written: October 7, 2011
In this essay, Storr examines what he identifies as an underdeveloped concept within Professor Douglass North's work; that of the 'ideological entrepreneur.' Ideological entrepreneurs are those who change institutional structure by cultivating a shift in shared ideology and through that process, alter the social development path. Storr argues that as a driving force behind social change, the figure of the ideological entrepreneur requires further development, which he offers by bridging North's concept to the theories of entrepreneurship advanced by Israel Kirzner and Joseph Schumpeter.
Keywords: Douglass North's work, ideological entrepreneur
JEL Classification: M13
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