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co·ev·o·lu·tion

(kō'ev-ō-lū'shŭn),
The process whereby genes or gene fragments are changing together and not diverging.

coevolution

(kō′ĕv-ə-lo͞o′shən, -ē-və-)
n.
The process by which two or more interacting species evolve together, each changing as a result of changes in the other or others. It occurs, for example, between predators and prey and between insects and the flowers that they pollinate.

co′ev·o·lu′tion·ar·y adj.
co′e·volve′ (-ĭ-vŏlv′) v.

coevolution

the evolution of unrelated organisms that has taken place together because of the special link between them, e.g. insects and the flowers they pollinate (see ENTOMOPHILY), parasites and their host, members of a symbiotic relationship (see SYMBIOSIS). The ARUM LILY is a notable example, attracting small flies.
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We would like to thank the fantastic team at iFactory and the whole Coevolve team for their hard work.
When global and national governance systems coevolve in a mutually supportive manner, coherent governance is achieved.
We have shown that uncertainty and risk coevolve with one another, and with other internationalisation factors--such as resources accessible to the firm, including evolving networks; the domestic and international context; and managerial oversight or managerial agency, infusing aspects such as ignorance, confusion and biases into decision-making (Meyer and Gelbuda 2006; Madhok and Liu 2006).
In a remarkable way, it invites all participants to coevolve.
He finds that complexity science involves a number of related areas of inquiry whose commonality and novelty extends from the adoption of an extended [eco]system-level unit of analysis, to explanations of how members of such a system (including firms) behave and coevolve over time, to the development and use of specific methodologies for such analysis.
In short, these principles are as follows: innovators are made, not born; strategy consists of sequential steps involving innovation in some combination of process, product, and integrated market towards an objective; strategy must coevolve with technological change and a changing world; technology (or know-how) is the strategic manager's best friend; technological and other forms of collaboration is a powerful strategic tool; crisis is inevitable but can be used by innovative leaders to galvanize people for positive change; and public-private partnerships present important strategic possibilities.
Evolutionary systems tend to coevolve as minute advances in one system's design are made possible only by subtle alterations in another.
It is not yet known whether or not the resulting ERP multisite configuration options can accommodate the full array of organizational structures found in practice, and how well these configurations can coevolve with organizational structures over time.
Wilson and Lumsden (Harvard) followed Dawkins with the concept that cultures and biology coevolve (1981).
Just as species within a community can coevolve either mutualistically or antagonistically, so too can nonallelic, interacting genes within the genome of a single species.
These two goal systems must coevolve and converge in the artifact produced by the design; this coevolution and convergence require considerable skill on the part of the designer.
Perhaps it is unfair to consider it hedging when he says, "I shall not be overly surprised if in the coming decades, some experimental group creates such life anew, snapping into existence in some real chemostat, creating protocells that coevolve with one another.