On the Explanatory Power of Generalized Darwinism: Missing Items on the Research Agenda

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/2335
dc.identifier.uri http://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/2361
dc.contributor.author Scholz, M.
dc.contributor.author Reydon, T.A.C.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-17T10:07:34Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-17T10:07:34Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Scholz, M.; Reydon, T.A.C.: On the Explanatory Power of Generalized Darwinism: Missing Items on the Research Agenda. In: Organization Studies 34 (2013), Nr. 7, S. 993-999. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840613485861
dc.description.abstract In a recent article in this journal, Geoffrey Hodgson points out that the notion of 'evolution' is widely used in organization science without authors being sufficiently clear on what exactly they mean by this term. In his article, Hodgson cleans up the terminological and conceptual confusion on evolution in organization science and positions so-called 'generalized Darwinism' as the only well-elaborated evolutionary framework available in social science. We doubt, however, whether in its present form generalized Darwinism itself constitutes a viable approach. In this article we argue that Hodgson and collaborators so far have failed to show that generalized Darwinism is actually capable of serving as a basis for the construction of evolutionary explanations of social and organizational phenomena. We suggest a few items that should be put on generalized Darwinism's research agenda in order to develop it towards a viable option. © The Author(s) 2013. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher London : SAGE Publications Ltd.
dc.relation.ispartofseries Organization Studies 34 (2013), Nr. 7
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dc.subject evolution eng
dc.subject generalized Darwinism eng
dc.subject organizational populations eng
dc.subject.ddc 300 | Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Anthropologie ger
dc.title On the Explanatory Power of Generalized Darwinism: Missing Items on the Research Agenda
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 0170-8406
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/0170840613485861
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 7
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 34
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 993
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 999
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