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The eclectic necessity of an evolutionary approach to entrepreneurship

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Jones, CD (2005) The eclectic necessity of an evolutionary approach to entrepreneurship. In: 10th Anniversary Summer DRUID Conference: Dynamics of Industry and Innovation, 27-29 June 2005, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Abstract

This paper explores that application of evolutionary approaches to the study of entrepreneurship. An eclectic approach that aims to highlight the multiple sources of evolutionary thought that frequently remain outside the boundaries of organizational theorizing is used. It is argued that any evolutionary theory of entrepreneurship must appreciate the foundations of evolutionary thought as much as it must consider the nature entrepreneurship. The central point being that we must move beyond a debate or preference of the natural selection and adaptationist viewpoints. Then, the interrelationships between individuals, firms, populations and the environments within which they interact may be better appreciated.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Evolutionary Theory, Entrepreneurship, Darwinism
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:13
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/865
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