The Corporation as a Memeplex

Let’s consider a common memeplex. A large corporation might employ hundreds or even thousands of people; have associates in the form of customers, clients, partners, and suppliers numbering even more; and maintain links to a variety of industry, government, and public-sector institutions. It will have a carefully managed set of practices, covering its internal and external financial dealings, its human resources obligations, its service provision, and other matters dealing with running the corporation. It will also have, implicitly or explicitly, a company credo, a mission statement, a series of assumptions about the goals of the corporation, and a company history that may or may not share details with what actually ...

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