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New Developments in Evolutionary Innovation: Novelty Creation in a Serendipitous Economy

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio

Abstract

Evolutionary thinking has grown significantly and has had a profound impact on various fields such as economics, strategy, and technological innovation. An important paradigm that underlies the evolutionary theory of innovation is neo-Darwinian evolution. According to this paradigm, evolution is gradualist and is based on the mechanisms of variation, selection, and retention. Starting from the 1970s, new theoretical advancements in evolutionary biology have recognized the central role of punctuated equilibrium, speciation, and exaptation. However, despite their significant influence in evoluti ... More

Keywords: evolutionary, innovation, serendipity, exaptation, novelty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780198837091
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198837091.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gino Cattani, editor
Professor of Strategy and Organization Theory, New York University

Mariano Mastrogiorgio, editor
Assistant Professor of Management, at IE Business School

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Contents

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1 New Developments in Evolutionary Innovation

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio

2 New Frontiers

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio

4 A Non-Predictive View

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio

5 New Evolutionary Theory Via Simulation

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio

6 From Trees to Networks

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio

7 The Search Function and Evolutionary Novelty

Teppo Felin and Stuart Kauffman

8 Extended Cognition and The Innovation Process

Antonio Mastrogiorgio, Enrico Petracca, and Riccardo Palumbo

9 Organizing for Unprestateability

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio

Conclusions

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio

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