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

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Virgil Henry Storr

George Mason University - Department of Economics; George Mason University - Mercatus Center; University of Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

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Date Written: October 7, 2011

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Storr, Virgil Henry, North’s Underdeveloped Ideological Entrepreneur (October 7, 2011). THE ANNUAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE WEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF NATIONS, p. 99, Emily Chamlee-Wright, ed., Beloit College, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1940196

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