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paradigm shift

A decay or collapse in a paradigm that occurs when new data accumulate, and either partially invalidate the previously-accepted theory–paradigm, or are completely at odds with the paradigm. See Central dogma.
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In the face of paradigm shift, can the strategies or tactics for incumbents to combat single radical innovation or firm be adequate to deal with this new type of multi-faceted existential threat?
But even as science-driven breakthroughs accelerate and prompt paradigm shifts in treatment, we should never underestimate the importance and value of serendipity in generating new insights that lead to the same transformative paradigm shifts in therapeutics.
If a new paradigm appears during a crisis, a scientific revolution takes place: Scientists are prepared to embrace a new framework; the old paradigm is eventually replaced, and a paradigm shift transpired.
Climate change science does not involve a scientific paradigm shift.
science, technology]; a paradigm shift is a major change in the way things are done and the way people think.
These two key paradigm shifts, Ruether argues, lay "the basis for a feminist reading" of Christianity (273).
New paradigm shifts are occurring that will shake traditional notions about how people earn a living and participate in the world of work.
At key points in the history of computing there have been paradigm shifts,'' Kaplan said.
Paradigm shifts cause complex, painful cultural changes and produce confusion, conflict, and a great amount of uncertainty.
Such paradigm shifts impact upon both our personal and professional lives.
We maintain our confidence that we will be able to serve the changing needs of our clients well into the years ahead, especially as the paradigm shifts we see in the investment markets continue to unfold and the importance of free cash flow becomes more and more apparent to investors.
While there is no guaranteed immediate success during their first year of operation, these up-and-coming companies can still win in the competitive market-especially when they learn to grasp the different paradigm shifts needed in building a strong business foundation.