Is Evolutionary Economics in Crisis?

  • DATE / TIME:
    2013•02•14    12:30 - 13:30

    Joint UNU-MERIT/School of Governance Seminar: “Is Evolutionary Economics in Crisis?: A Bibliometric Analysis”

    Prof. Geoffrey Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire) will discuss a bibliometric research methodology for analysing the structure and evolution of prominent “evolutionary” research in the disciplines of management, economics and sociology. This research primarily addresses business phenomena, suggesting the possibility of a relatively integrated research community.

    The analysis suggests that the main “evolutionary” constellations include organizational ecology, behavioral theory, resource-based and capability views of the firm, the evolution of technology, socio-genetic evolution and evolutionary game theory. It further suggests that future studies in evolutionary research would benefit from a more developed and overarching meta-theoretical framework or narrative, so that diverse and specialist clusters can communicate more deeply and learn from each other.

    About the speaker

    Geoffrey M. Hodgson is Research Professor in Business Studies at the University of Hertfordshire, UK.

    For more information, see the Calendar of Upcoming Events on the UNU-MERIT website.