Print Email Facebook Twitter Institutional entrepreneurship in sustainable urban development: Dutch successes as inspiration for transformation Title Institutional entrepreneurship in sustainable urban development: Dutch successes as inspiration for transformation Author Woolthuis, R.K. Hooimeijer, F. Bossink, B. Mulder, G. Brouwer, J. Publication year 2013 Abstract Sustainable urban development is a wicked problem. On the basis of three case studies, we conclude that institutional entrepreneurs play an important role in sustainable urban development. The question we address is how institutional entrepreneurs do this. We theorize and find six tactics that entrepreneurs employ to influence both formal and informal institutions to create a favourable institutional context for sustainable development. We do so by combining insights from both institutional theory and institutional economics. Through framing and theorizing institutional entrepreneurs create new visions on sustainable urban developments, whereas collaboration and lobbying are important for the realization of the projects. The study adds new insights into how negotiation (private governance contracts, property rights) and standardization (certification, standards) form a key to altering incentive schemes and to create a competitive advantage. Through the joint changes in both informal institutions and the formal institutions the entrepreneurs are able to change the institutional context in which projects are embedded, thereby increasing the feasibility of their projects. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Subject SocietySP1 - Strategy & Policy 1 SP2 - Strategy & Policy 2BSS - Behavioural and Societal SciencesUrban DevelopmentEnvironmentBuilt EnvironmentFormal and informal institutionsInstitutional economicsInstitutional entrepreneurshipInstitutional theorySustainable urban developmentCompetitive advantageIncentive schemesInstitutional contextsInstitutional economicsInstitutional entrepreneurshipInstitutional theorySustainable urban developmentWicked problemsCompetitionUrban growthSocieties and institutions To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:35d54901-e931-48a3-8168-591d487bd0f6 DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.031 TNO identifier 478213 ISSN 0959-6526 Source Journal of Cleaner Production, 50, 91-100 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.