Institutional entrepreneurship as emancipating institutional work

  • James Meredith and the Integrationist Movement at Ole Miss
  • Jack Smothers, Patrick J. Murphy, Milorad M. Novicevic, John H. Humphreys
  • Journal of Management History, January 2014, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/jmh-06-2012-0047

A historic example of social enterprise for change.

Photo by Nam Hoang on Unsplash

Photo by Nam Hoang on Unsplash

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.

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.


Dr. Patrick James Murphy
University of Alabama at Birmingham

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.

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