equifinality


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equifinality

 [e″kwĭ-fi-nal´ĭ-te]
a principle of general systems theory stating that an open system can attain a time-independent state not dependent on initial conditions and determined only by the system parameters.
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These folks, like their Israeli counterparts today, were challenging, improbably, the imperatives of history and disputing the immutable dictates of equifinality.
We also discuss the concepts of essentiality versus equifinality of CPA strategies and demonstrate with examples how the different CPA strategies are complementary and work synergistically to reinforce each other in enabling the subsidiary to gain legitimacy in host countries.
Another way to circumvent problems of equifinality is to move beyond bulk analysis of collagen to the individual analyses of its different amino acid constituents.
(1993) 'Fit, equifinality, and organizational effectiveness: A test of two configurational theories', Academy of Management Journal, Vol.
"Building a Case against Strategic Equifinality." Management Decision, 52(6): 1174.
(1996), 'Equifinality and multifinality in developmental psychopathology', Development and Psychopathology, 8(4), pp.
Salas, "Scaling the quality of teammates' mental models: Equifinality and normative comparisons," Journal of Organizational Behavior, vol.
This phenomenon is often referred to as "equifinality" (Doty et al., 1993; Fiss, 2007; Katz & Kahn, 1978).
Lawrence (2003), Strategy-performance relationships in service firms: A test for equifinality. Journal of Managerial Issues, Volume 15(2), pp.