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punctuated equilibrium

the theory that evolutionary change has occurred during short periods of rapid change punctuated by periods of stability Such a process would be characterized by the absence of an infinite range of intermediate forms, and supporters of the theory point to the vertebrate fossil record as evidence.
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Our results support the claim others have made that further insights can and will come from punctuated equilibrium theory (Eldredge & Gould, 1972; Tushman & Anderson, 1986; Mokyr, 1990; Gersick, 1991; Wright & Capps, 2010) as well as from other organizational theories (Sutton, 1987; Eisenhardt, 1989; Ancona, 1990; Isabella, 1990; Pettigrew, 1990; Elsbach & Sutton, 1992; Shenhar, 1998; Cule & Robey, 2004).
As would be expected from punctuated equilibrium theory and by the avalanche budget model, Social Security spending experienced an early period of stability and near equilibrium followed by a hidden punctuation and a period of slow expansion and later policy-driven punctuations.
These two levels of the governmental system have different processes at work within them, and they produce different budgetary outputs as called for in punctuated equilibrium theory and the avalanche budget model.
Punctuated equilibrium theory and the avalanche budget model cannot provide a crystal ball for forecasting future political events.
At any rate, that would seem to be a reasonable forecast in light of punctuated equilibrium theory and the avalanche budget model.
Paul Light's (1985) characterization, "a series of small, incremental steps, punctuated by occasional major breakthroughs," fits well with the general expectations of punctuated equilibrium theory.
Thus, there has been a lot of experimentation (or, in terms of the punctuated equilibrium theory, an increase in speciation and diversity) in the Swedish system, as the parties try to reach a new equilibrium.
Thus, the Swedish case is consistent with the punctuated equilibrium theory.
9) We attempt here to give a brief narrative account of the development of the New Deal system that stresses points of consistency with the punctuated equilibrium theory.
These authors, then, suggest that the Depression can be conceptualized as a "revolutionary period" of change in the deep structure of industrial relations (and democratic capitalism more generally), in the terms of the punctuated equilibrium theory.