Discontinuous change in multilevel hierarchical systems
1994 (English)In: Systems Research and Behavioral Science (Systems Research), ISSN ISSN: 1092-7026, Vol. 11, no 3, 77-93 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We examine sources and dynamics of discontinuous changes in discrete multi-level hierarchical ecological-economic systems. We hypothesize the anagenetic moment, the creation of a new level of hierarchy, as arising from variable entrainment at some level. Bottom-up as well as top-down dynamics are studied and competing theories of the sources of such discontinuities are reviewed. Implications for the analysis of complex ecological-economic systems are considered depending on whether they are characterized by single hierarchy, bi-hierarchy, or matrix hierarchy relationships.
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John Wiley & Sons Ltd , 1994. Vol. 11, no 3, 77-93 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-24956DOI: 10.1002/sres.3850110306ISBN: 978-1-84064-989-5OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-24956DiVA: diva2:228137
Reprinted in Complexity in Economics, 2004 J, Barkley Rosser Jr and Kirby L. Cramer Ed. , Edward Elgar Publishing, ISBN 978-1-84064-989-52009-07-242009-07-242009-07-24