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Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition$
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Linnda R. Caporael, James R. Griesemer, and William C. Wimsatt

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780262019552

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.001.0001

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Scaffolding in Economics, Management, and the Design of Technologies

Scaffolding in Economics, Management, and the Design of Technologies

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(p.287) 13 Scaffolding in Economics, Management, and the Design of Technologies
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Developing Scaffolds in Evolution, Culture, and Cognition
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Johann Peter Murmann

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262019552.003.0014

The chapter reviews ideas that have been developed to describe the emergence and change of structures in three fields: Economics, Management, and Design of Technologies. The chapter focuses on one empirical setting, the economy, and more specifically how firms, industries, and technologies change over time. Today’s industrialized economies are very different from the economies before the industrial revolution. The chapter presents key theoretical ideas from evolutionary economics, management, and technology that try to explain why and how economy has been so dramatically transformed over the past 400 years.

Keywords:   evolutionary theory, birth and death of organizations, technological evolution, economic history

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