Ingeniería e Investigación
versão impressa ISSN 0120-5609
VARGAS, Germán Eduardo. Organisations evolutionary dynamics: a group dynamics approach. Ing. Investig. [online]. 2006, vol.26, n.2, pp. 45-51. ISSN 0120-5609.
Colombian entrepreneurs straggling, reactionary and inertial orientation has been inconsistently justified by the availability of internal and leveraged resources, a concept intensifying deficient technological capacity. Company activity (seen as being a socioeconomic unit) has been integrally orientated within an evolutionary framework by company identity and cohesion as well as adaptation and evolutionary mechanisms. The present document uses a group dynamics model to illustrate how knowledge-based strategic orientation and integration for innovation have become an imperative for development, from slight leverage, distinguishing between two evolutionary company forms: traditional economic (inertial, as they introduce sporadic incremental improvements) and modern companies (dynamic and radical innovators). Revealing conclusions obtained from such model may be used for intervening in and modernising company activity.
Palavras-chave : strategic management; managing knowledge; organisational innovation; evolutionary economics; systems dynamics.