What is it about?

This history research chronicles the case of James Meredith and draws lessons for entrepreneurial action, especially in the case of social enterprises.

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Why is it important?

Social enterprises often challenge existing conventions. It takes guts and courage. James Meredith and the movement he inspired reflects these characteristics.


I train a lot of entrepreneurs, and I often have spend time coaching them to find the fortitude to challenge existing social or market system trends.

Dr. Patrick James Murphy
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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This page is a summary of: Institutional entrepreneurship as emancipating institutional work, Journal of Management History, January 2014, Emerald,
DOI: 10.1108/jmh-06-2012-0047.
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