The evolution of productive organizations

Nature Human Behaviour Vol/Iss. 5 Springer Nature London Published In Pages: 39-48
By Brahm, Francisco, Poblete, Joaquin


Drawing from cultural evolution theory, the authors develop a model to explain the origin and evolution of productive organizations (organizations specialized in producing goods and services to satisfy human needs). They propose that productive organizations have two characteristics: exclusive membership and enhanced social learning within the organization. They find their predictions supported in a global sample of premodern societies.

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