Revolutionary Change Theories: A Multilevel Exploration of the Punctuated Equ Academy of Management. The Academy of Management Review; Jan ;. Gersick, C. J. (). Revolutionary change theories: A multilevel exploration of the punctuated equilibrium paradigm. The Academy of Management Review. Connie J. G. Gersick Published Online:1 Jan About Google Scholar; Gersick C. J. G., Hackman J. R.

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Navigation menu Personal gersck English Create account Log in. Denford Please feel free to make modifications to this site. Stasis refers to a long period of relatively unchanged form; punctuation is radical change over a short duration; and dominant relative frequency is the rate these events occur in a particular situation.

While its use in IS research has increased recently, punctuated equilibrium is not a unanimously accepted theoretic framework. A Critique and Alternative to Punctuated Equilibrium. One of the key punctuations noted in the research is major environmental change caused by technological innovation Romanelli and Tushman, where a technological discontinuity triggers a period of instability, which is closed by the emergence of a dominant design or business paradigm Anderson and Tushman, Within the context of organizational behavior, the punctuated equilibrium model consists of deep structures, equilibrium periods and revolutionary periods.


Within the field of organizational behavior, Lichtenstein argued that that self-organization theory could be a more acceptable framework with greater explanatory power. The introduction of a disruptive, or competence destroying, IT innovation Tushman and Anderson, ; Lyytinnen and Rose, can be considered a punctuation that interrupts the existing stasis, destroying the existing egrsick structure.

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An Alternative to Phyletic Gradualism, in T. Punctuated equilibrium was developed as an alternative to phyletic gradualism, which stresses consistent, cumulative changes to species.

It should be noted that revolutionary outcomes, based on interactions of system’s historical resources with current events, are not predictable and they may or may not leave a system gersic off Gersick