The McGill International Entrepreneurship series
Edited by Hamid Etemad, Stefano Denicolai, Birgit Hagen and Antonella Zuchella
Chapter 11: Institutional entrepreneurship and the embedded roles of leaders and state: an historical case study of Abu Dhabi
The majority of institutional entrepreneurship studies focus on explaining the concept of institutional entrepreneurship through organizational factors with little reference to individual and state. This study explores how institutional entrepreneurship has shaped the development of Abu Dhabi from the 1960s until 2011. We argue that the process of development of Abu Dhabi has been the outcome of institutional entrepreneurial actions. The chapter utilizes a historical longitudinal study approach, combined with in-depth interviews. While the majority of research on institutional entrepreneurship concentrates on Western countries with established modern institutions, little is known about institutional entrepreneurship in contexts where modern institutions are absent. This research focuses on a setting in which all modern institutions were absent when the modernization of Abu Dhabi began in the 1960s. Our evidence shows that in this setting, institutional entrepreneurship manifested through an embedded form of state and individuals acting as institutional entrepreneurs and offering new insights into institutional entrepreneurship research.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.