Evolutionary Psychology in the Business Sciences

  • Gad Saad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Vladas Griskevicius, Joshua M. Ackerman, Bram Van den Bergh, Yexin Jessica Li
    Pages 17-40
  3. Abraham P. Buunk, Thomas V. Pollet, Pieternel Dijkstra, Karlijn Massar
    Pages 41-70
  4. Brian R. Spisak, Nigel Nicholson, Mark van Vugt
    Pages 165-190
  5. Yannick Joye, Karolien Poels, Kim Willems
    Pages 289-317
  6. C. Monica Capra, Paul H. Rubin
    Pages 319-338
  7. Donald A. Hantula, Ned Kock, John P. D’Arcy, Darleen M. DeRosa
    Pages 339-363
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 365-371

About this book


All individuals who operate in the business sphere, whether as consumers, employers, employees, entrepreneurs, or financial traders to name a few constituents, share a common biological heritage and are defined by a universal human nature.  As such, it is surprising that so few business scholars have incorporated biological and evolutionary-informed theories within their conceptual toolboxes.  This edited book addresses this lacuna by culling chapters at the intersection of the evolutionary behavioral sciences and specific business contexts including in marketing, consumer behavior, advertising, innovation and creativity, intertemporal choice, negotiations, competition and cooperation in organizational settings, sex differences in workplace patterns, executive leadership, business ethics, store design, behavioral decision making, and electronic communication.  To reword the famous aphorism of T. G. Dobzhansky, nothing in business makes sense except in the light of evolution.

Editors and affiliations

  • Gad Saad
    • 1
  1. 1.John Molson School of BusinessConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-92783-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-92784-6
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