The paper content is embedded in an evolutionary approach in strategic management, in which the processes of selection, variation, and retention are significantly salient, however, the logic of selection and co-interrelated adaptativeness is primary. The paper focuses on external and internal selection. Moreover, the paper concerns co-evolutionary integrating research perspective. Both internal and external selection mechanisms reveal at many ontological and epistemological levels and, what is the most critical, the relationships amongst selection interactors and replicators are mutual, co-evolutionary and they are under co-evolutionary dynamics influence. The external and internal selection co-evolution merits further exploration.Consequently, the most important research questions are as follows: a) at which levels the selection occurs?, b) are general processes of internal and external selection co-evolutionary?, c) are the inbound mechanisms of internal and external selection (separately) mutually dependent and co-evolutionary?, d) are, and to which extent, the processes of selecting replicators (both due to external and internal selection – not separately) inter-dependent, mutual, and co-evolutionary at multi-levels?, e) are, and to which extent, interactors’ activities in the selection processes (both due to external and internal selection – separately and not separately) inter-dependent, mutual, and co-evolutionary at multi-levels?, and f) what might constitute the determinants of external and internal selection co-evolution? The purpose of the paper is to order various proposals regarding multilevel and co-evolutionary relationships between internal and external mechanisms in terms of an evolving organization. The method has been used is the critical comparable analysis of literature studies and evolutionary scholars’ research.
Ewa Stańczyk-Hugiet, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Katarzyna Piórkowska, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Sylwia Stańczyk, Wroclaw University of Economics, Poland
Stream: Business Administration and Business Economics
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