Category Archives: System Stability and Sustainability

What is the relationship between path dependence and system stability? With explanation of why I care.

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Understanding sustainability – systems as a framework, thermodynamics as a metaphor

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Kim Norris’ comment on Jam’s original Evaltalk post about population ecology and program sustainability

Please also look at publications by W.E. Grant. He and his colleagues apply population ecology concepts to a wide range of issues, from sustainability to applied philosophy. For my doctorate we did exactly what you describe, in particular, looking at … Continue reading

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Chad Green’s comment on Jam’s original Evaltalk post about population ecology and program sustainability

eminds me of a lava lamp metaphor that I created about a year ago to understand programs more as blobs of motivational energy Continue reading

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Mary Ann Scheirer’s comment on Jam’s original Evaltalk post about population ecology and program sustainability

One difference between environmental sustainability, such as biological populations, I think, is that human directed programs Continue reading

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Nancy Lathan’s comment on Jam’s original Evaltalk post about population ecology and program sustainability

seminal Hannan and Freeman article (“The Population Ecology of Organizations”) Continue reading

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David Colton’s comment on Jam’s original Evaltalk post about population ecology and program sustainability

How about creating a table, with one column listing the population ecology factors and the other (blank) column for program sustainability elements; submitting the table on this list. You would have to define the population ecology terms for us. Then … Continue reading

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