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Biomimetic Organisations: A Management Model that Learns from Nature

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People Plus! Profit, Pg. Baixador 17, 08195 Barcelona, Spain
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Department of Management and Marketing, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Carretera de Utrera, km. 1, 41013 Seville, Spain
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Department of Management, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Av. Diagonal, 647, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
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Sustainability 2020, 12(6), 2329; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12062329
Received: 30 December 2019 / Revised: 7 March 2020 / Accepted: 13 March 2020 / Published: 17 March 2020
Since the end of the last century, different approaches for corporate management have been appearing that try to incorporate the social advances that are being produced and disseminated thanks to the greater capacity of communication available through social networks and other traditional avenues. Among the best known are Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, the Circular Economy, and Collaborative Economics. All of them add value to organisations, and all of them have a common characteristic: they are anthropocentric approaches. Our proposal goes a step further: we need a worldview that is capable of placing organisations in a position of continuous learning looking at nature, because it is the best way to integrate into it as a more ecosystem and thus achieve its flowering respecting the once to all the other subsystems that make up the planet: Organizational Biomimicry. This work compares the anthropocentric vision with the worldview at the same time that it offers a guide of the essential steps so that Organizational Biomimicry is the new model of corporate management. View Full-Text
Keywords: biomimicry; biomimetic organisations; corporate social responsibility; sustainability; circular economy; collaborative economy biomimicry; biomimetic organisations; corporate social responsibility; sustainability; circular economy; collaborative economy
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Olaizola, E.; Morales-Sánchez, R.; Eguiguren Huerta, M. Biomimetic Organisations: A Management Model that Learns from Nature. Sustainability 2020, 12, 2329.

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