Evolutionary neurobusiness

Gad Saad, Angela A. Stanton, Nick Lee, Carl Senior, Michael J. Butler

Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferenceAbstract


Numerous scientific disciplines suffer from a common epistemological ailment. They tend to generate impressive bodies of empirical knowledge that are otherwise disjointed. The key force that shapes this reality is the lack of organizing meta-frameworks that are capable of otherwise creating a consilient body of core knowledge. In the current paper, we seek to demonstrate the synthetic value of evolutionary theory across a wide range of neuro-business disciplines including neuroeconomics, neuromarketing, neuroentrepreneurship, and organizational neuroscience. Neuroscientists operating at the junction of the brain sciences and a wide range of business disciplines stand to benefit in recognizing that the minds of Homo consumericus, Homo corporaticus, and Homo economicus have been forged by Darwinian forces that have shaped all living organisms. A complete and accurate understanding of most neuro-business phenomena requires that these be tackled at both the proximate (i.e., how something operates) and ultimate (its adaptive function) levels.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 Oct 200810 Oct 2008


Conference2008 NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference

Bibliographical note

Abstract published in 2008 NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference Proceedings


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