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Critical Mass and Tipping

ROBERT V. DODGE

in Schelling's Game Theory: How to Make Decisions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199857203
eISBN:
9780199932597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857203.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter is about how some things catch on while others do not. These situations are explained by the model “critical mass,”sometimes referred to as the “bandwagon effect.” An explanation of ... More


Geometric Instability

Sanjay Govindjee

in Engineering Mechanics of Deformable Solids: A Presentation with Exercises

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199651641
eISBN:
9780191775017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199651641.003.0012
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials

This chapter discusses mechanical failure via geometric instability or buckling. The problem is explained from the standpoint of stationary potential energy and the emergence of multiple equilibrium ... More


Leadership Dynamics: Co-Constructing an Unstable Equilibrium

Laura Empson

in Leading Professionals: Power, Politics, and Prima Donnas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198744788
eISBN:
9780191805943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198744788.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This chapter explains in detail how leadership actually happens in a professional organization. The concept of plural leadership emphasizes that leadership is something that happens between people ... More


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