The Journal of Bioeconomics actively solicits papers for a Special Issue on “Social Biomimicry – Potential and Limitations for Study of Human Organizational Design”. Guest editor: Jennifer Fewell, School of Life Sciences and Center for Social Dynamics and Complexity, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA.
Social animals, particularly social insect, have evolved tightly integrated societies. They are highly effective in solving coordination and motivation problems inherent in the social organization of production. Honed by natural selection, their solutions may inspire the organizational (re-) design of human societies and their productive activities. The Special Issue is intended to shed light on promises, problems, and limitations of such a social biomimicry for coordination and motivation problems in human societies and organizations.
Theoretical, empirical, methodological, and comparative works on this topic are equally welcome. All submissions will be subjected to a review process with reviewers of appropriate professional expertise. Submitted papers should contain original work not exceeding a maximum of 9000 words in length. Submissions must be made online via the Journal’s website: http://www.springer.com/economics/environmental/journal/10818. Please mention the Special Issue in an accompanying note. Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2013.
The Journal of Bioeconomics, a Springer Science Journal, is devoted to a creative interdisciplinary dialogue between biologists, economists, and social sciences more generally. For regular issues, the Journal of Bioeconomics welcomes submissions promoting an exchange between, and interaction of, theories, methods, and data from biology and economics. The Journal’s editorial team has changed in 2012. It is now edited by Ulrich Witt (economics, editor-in-chief), Michael T. Ghiselin (biology, co-editor), and David Sloan Wilson (biology, co-editor). For any further information please e-mail to: email@example.com