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LARA RODRIGUEZ, Juan Sebastián; ROJAS CONTRERAS, Camilo Andrés  and  MARTINEZ BUITRAGO, Jenyfeer Andrea. Organizational evolution: socio-biological basis for understanding the metaphor. AD-minister [online]. 2015, n.26, pp.101-122. ISSN 1692-0279.  http://dx.doi.org/10.17230/ad-minister.26.5.

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.

Keywords : metaphor; darwinian theory; evolution; co-evolution; evolutionary psychology; firms.

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