Evolutionary Perspectives

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Abstract

Evolutionary perspectives contend that complex structures in the social and the biological world have developed over time through causal processes that require little or no foresight but considerable trial and error. Evolutionary thought in organizational analysis comprises two distinct intellectual lines. The first, concerned with organizational change, relies to a considerable extent on a selection logic in which change comes about through the birth and death of individual entities that make up a population of similar things. This account of change contrasts sharply with theories in which omniscient actors perfectly transform individual entities to meet new environmental conditions. The second line of evolutionary thought draws on evolutionary psychology to explain the behavior of human beings in organizational settings in terms of the evolved nature of the human mind and body

Authors Murmann, Johann P.
Language English
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 21 January 2015
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Volume 11
Page Range 114-115
Number of Pages 2
Title of Book The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management
ISBN 978-0631235361
Publisher DOI 10.1002/9781118785317.weom110148
Contact Email Address peter.murmann@unisg.ch
Depositing User Michele K├Âlbener
Date Deposited 24 Oct 2018 07:32
Last Modified 24 Oct 2018 07:32
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/255472

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Murmann, Johann P.: Evolutionary Perspectives. In The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2015, S. 114-115.

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