Co-evolutionary Dynamics Within and Between Firms: From Evolution to Co-evolution

@article{Volberda2003CoevolutionaryDW,
  title={Co-evolutionary Dynamics Within and Between Firms: From Evolution to Co-evolution},
  author={H. Volberda and A. Lewin},
  journal={Journal of Management Studies},
  year={2003},
  volume={40},
  pages={2111-2136}
}
The extensive selection-adaptation literature spans diverse theoretical perspectives, but is inconclusive on the role of managerial intentionality in organizational adaptation. Indeed, this voluminous literature has more to say about selection and sources and causes of structural inertia than about self-renewing organizations that might counteract such inertia. In this introductory essay, we identify four co-evolutionary generative mechanisms (engines) - naive selection, managed selection… Expand
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