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Contemplating an evolutionary approach to entrepreneurship


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Jones, CD (2006) Contemplating an evolutionary approach to entrepreneurship. World Futures Journal of General Evolution, 62 (8). pp. 576-594. ISSN 0260-4027

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This paper explores that application of evolutionary approaches to the study of entrepreneurship. It is argued an evolutionary theory of entrepreneurship must give as much concern to the foundations of evolutionary thought as it does the nature entrepreneurship. The central point being that we must move beyond a debate or preference of the natural selection and adaptationist viewpoints. Only then can the interrelationships between individuals, firms, populations and the environments within which they interact be better appreciated.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Selection, Lamarckism, Interaction, and Replication
Journal or Publication Title: World Futures Journal of General Evolution
Page Range: pp. 576-594
ISSN: 0260-4027
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1080/02604020600948891
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Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis. Reproduced in accordance with the publishers policy. The definitive published version is available online at:

Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2007
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:13
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