J.W. (Jan-Willem) Stoelhorst is Associate Professor of Strategy and Organization and head of the Strategy and Marketing section at the Amsterdam Business School, University of Amsterdam. He received his PhD. degree in management studies (cum laude) from the University of Twente, the Netherlands. His research interests include the application of evolutionary theory in the social sciences (in particular economics) and the application of evolutionary and economic theory in management (in particular the field of strategy). His work on these and related issues has been published in California Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Economic Methodology, and Journal of Management Studies, among others. He is coordinator (with Jack Vromen) of the research area ‘The ontological foundations of evolutionary economics’ for EAEPE (the European Association of Evolutionary Political Economy).