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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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A paradigm shift is a fundamental change in the basic concepts and practices of a discipline (5).
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?
The heliocentric model provided a much simpler explanation in describing the orbit of heavenly bodies, thus, a paradigm shift.
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.
This disruptive nature of a paradigm shift, the change which renders the old framework invalid, makes accumulation impossible.
The idea came from the revolution and the inability to represent this major event or paradigm shift. Yet we could not deny that there is a real connection between those 18 days and the impulse to create art.
As consultants to the profession, the authors have also witnessed paradigm shifts in public accounting firm owner compensation plans that revolve around attracting, rewarding and retaining top performers.
ITEC 2006 will address data-based approaching paradigm shifts that can offer the tire industry major business and performance opportunities.
Our scientific mythology admires iconoclasts, those who were ahead of their times in bucking the trends, and brought about paradigm shifts. Our heroes of one or two centuries ago are Hutton, Lyell, and Wegener.
At least two paradigm shifts have revolutionized the field since Rachel Carson's day.
Combining the concept of paradigm shifts with an anticommons
Morris does have a tacit real-world subject, the "creative destruction" theory of Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950)--an emigre Harvard professor fumous for exploring paradigm shifts brought about by new and innovative business practices.