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Memes and narrative analysis: A potential direction for the development of neo-Darwinian orientated research in organisations.

  title={Memes and narrative analysis: A potential direction for the development of neo-Darwinian orientated research in organisations.},
  author={Jameson Gill},
A number of authors have contributed to a diverse range of views concerning the possibility of evolutionary processes acting in organisations. Theories based on a self replicating cultural equivalent to the gene posit the 'meme' as the cultural replicator. A review of the memetic literature as part of study towards PhD empirical work has highlighted a lack of consensus in the memetic literature leading to difficulties in deciding on a method for operationalising research questions. The article… Expand
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  • Computer Science
  • Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Journal
  • 1987
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