paradigm shift


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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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The paradigm shift for corporations, as suggested by Mr.
5), and a paradigm shift is "a significant change in the 'problem field' in innovation research, policy making and practice" (Baldwin & von Hippel, 2011, p.
Yet, any actual paradigm shift, according to Kuhn, must be preceded by a sense of maturity on the part of the people.
This triggered another missive paradigm shift away from TCAs to SSRIs because of the low cardiotoxicity of SSRIs.
Kuhn does not see a continuity as Popper does, but rather a disruptive cycle of paradigm shifts.
We in the consumer electronics area have a paradigm shift every year or two.
But Catholic Insight obtained a copy of the 1995 "Antiracism and Ethnocultural Equity" policy, which appears to have planted the seed for an inappropriate future paradigm shift.
Arthur Thompson, CEO of JBS, agrees: "This packet represents a paradigm shift in marketing the John Birch Society to whole new groups of potential members.
Plate tectonics was a classic example of a paradigm shift, on the same scale as the change from natural theology to evolution or from Newtonian to quantum mechanics.
Emotional Intelligence represents a paradigm shift in how intelligence is measured and what qualities are considered important for success in work and life.
However, now that the GE monogram has lost its luster, perhaps champions like Thomas can force a paradigm shift within corporate America--as well as among African Americans who continue to flounder within "hallowed institutions" like GE--that engage in discrimininatory hiring and promotion practices.
The availability of the protease inhibitors and viral load testing resulted in a paradigm shift in how people with HIV were treated.