Organizational evolution: socio-biological basis for understanding the metaphor

  • Lara Rodríguez J
  • Rojas Contreras C
  • et al.
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The purpose of this paper is to provide an approach to the metaphorical use of Darwin’s evolutionist view in a variety of areas of knowledge –social sciences, anthropology, sociology, psychology and economics. A theoretical analysis of the links between these areas and business organizations is carried out resulting in a succinct theoretical foundation about the interrelationships of evolution, as a biological concept, with the business reality. The latter, like any species, must adapt to the environment in the struggle for existence, and must, in addition, co-evolve in order to increase its chances of survival. Finally, unaddressed aspects or contradictions are pointed out which suggest possible outlooks for future research studies.




Lara Rodríguez, J. S., Rojas Contreras, C. A., & Martínez Buitrago, J. A. (2015). Organizational evolution: socio-biological basis for understanding the metaphor. AD-Minister, (26), 101–122.

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