Neodarwinism in Organization and Management

by Lukasz Sulkowski (Author)
©2012 Monographs 162 Pages


The aim of this book is to outline the neoevolutionary paradigm emerging in the social sciences and indicate possibilities for its application in the management sciences. This monograph has an interdisciplinary nature and refers to a theory that has been formed on the basis of various social and natural disciplines, including management, psychology, sociology, anthropology, biology, epistemology and cognitivism. The work is targeted at researchers who specialise in management and other social sciences, and for whom the neoevolutionary paradigm can be a valuable point of reference. This book presents the application of evolutionary issues to the social sciences, and especially to the analysis of issues related to the management sciences. The presented framework of paradigm, methodology and research issues, leads to a proposal to distinguish a new research field called ‘evolutionary management’. The issues of evolutionary management would be by definition interdisciplinary; a combination of organising and management with evolutionary psychology and behavioural economics. The paradigm of evolutionary management would be coherent with the neoevolutionary conception of the description of human behaviour. This requires assumption of numerous postulates related to basing the management sciences on the basic evolutionary theories of human behaviour.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2012 (November)
Behavioral Economics Evolutionary Psychology Sociobiology Evolutionary Marketing Cognitivism
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien, 2012. 162 pp., 9 tables

Biographical notes

Lukasz Sulkowski (Author)

Lukasz Sulkowski is professor of economics specializing in the management sciences. He works as professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and Director of the Academic Development Centre and the Clark University degree program in the University of Social Sciences. He published over 300 publications and seven monographs on cognitive and methodological problems of management and marketing, management of family enterprises, organizational culture and human capital and management in the medical sector. The author promoted eight doctoral dissertations defended at several universities in Poland. He is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Intercultural Management, chaired international conferences and sits on scientific boards. He is reviewer in several, well-known Polish and foreign scientific journals. The author participated in several international research projects funded by the EU Committee for Scientific Research and Ministry of Higher Education. Currently he coordinates the projects: ‘Cultural determinants of organizational changes in Polish hospitals’ and ‘Integrated reporting – new communication model of performance and social responsibility as a challenge for Polish companies’.


Title: Neodarwinism in Organization and Management