Evolutionary learning: the significance for business organisation and strategy
- Document type
- Working Paper
- Matthews, Robin; Piranfar, Hosein; Tlemsani, Issam
- Kingston University Business School
- Date of publication
- 1 October 2003
- Kingston Business School Occasional Papers
- People management: all aspects of managing people, Management & leadership: including strategy, public sector management, operations and production
- Business and management
- Material type
The purpose of this working paper is to provide a bridge between the literatures of evolutionary and organisational learning (Astley and Van de Van, 1983; Shrivastava, 1983; Huber, 1991; Easterby-Smith, 1997). Although there are substantial parallels between the two literatures, as yet there is no adequate account of evolutionary aspects of organisational learning. This paper is divided into two sections, the first section examines various aspects of the evolutionary outlook. It includes a sketch of important concepts relevant to evolutionary learning, it also outlines the application of these concepts in the literature on the evolution of organisations. The second section examines specific processes of evolutionary learning in organisations.
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