As is well known, the Neo-Schumpeterian Approach identifies an analogy between concepts of biological evolution and evolutionary dynamics of economic systems. The genes, defined as elements of change, are the routines and procedures for search, the assets and skills. Mutations correspond to the innovations.
I had the opportunity to do a job on the subject, based on article CORAZZA; FRACALANZA, Caminhos do pensamento neoschumpeteriano: para além das analogias biológicas, publicado na Nova Economia, v. 14, n. 2, de Maio-Agosto 2004.
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