Understanding the behavior of individuals and firms is at the heart of evolutionary economics, and of related fields such as behavioral economics, management, and psychology. This book brings together a set of cutting-edge theoretical and empirical contributions addressing individual agents, the evolution of firm organization, as well as the interplay of firm dynamics and regional development.
This new and original collection of papers focuses on the intersection of three strands of research: evolutionary economics, behavioral economics, and management studies. Combining theoretical and empirical contributions, the expert contributors demonstrate that the intersection of these fields provides a rich source of opportunities enabling researchers to find more satisfactory answers to questions that (not only evolutionary) economists have long been tackling. Topics discussed include individual agents and their interactions; the behavior and development of firm organizations; and evolving firms and their broader implications for the development of regions and entire economies.
This challenging book will prove a thought provoking read for academics, students and researchers with an interest evolutionary economics, behavioral economics and business and management, particularly strategy and entrepreneurship.
Contributors: Z. Babutsidze, M.C. Becker, R.A. Boschma, G. Buenstorf, T. Burger-Helmchen, U. Cantner, C. Cordes, M.S. Dahl, H. Dawid, K. Frenken, P. Gjerlov-Juel, W. Guth, P. Harting, H. Kliemt, S. Krabel, P. Llerena