equifinal


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equifinal

(ˌɛkwɪˈfaɪnəl)
adj
having the same end or result
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They dismiss the idea of a general business model and derive an equifinal continuum of business models that are either isolated (resource-based, aimed at value-for-money for the customer) or interactive (complementor-based, aimed at increasing customer's willingness to pay).
A single overall CPA strategy with five underlying dimensions raises an interesting theoretical and practical question--are the five dimensions of CPA essential and need to be pursued jointly, in parallel, or do they represent a bundle of equifinal strategies.
It is suitable for mid-n ([greater than or equal to]10) and large-n sets of cases and a research interest in conjunctions of causal conditions, allowing for equifinal causality regarding the resulting outcome (Schneider and Wagemann 2012).
Additionally, the equifinal parameter sets of a bimodal soil hydraulic function were distinguished by the celerity function.
Our approach provides empirical evidence that VCs' decision processes can be more comprehensively understood when simultaneously considering multiple factors, and that ideal arrangements and trade-offs between deal characteristics exist that may lead to equifinal outcomes.
The slipperiness resides in what I sense to be its strategy of deliberate theoretical inversion of the figure of the "Third world woman." In a fundamental sense, Spivak misreads Bhunaveswari's action, blinding in its symbolic fury, and in its forceful and equifinal choice unveiled in her letter or suicide note, as both an act of resistance and autonomy; a willingness to speak by signifying, as does Phephelaphi, through recourse to ritual suicide.
The analyses indicate that two equifinal paths lead to positive change: a domestic one and one including external incentives as a necessary component.
Bertalanffy claimed that when an open system reaches a steady state, this state is equifinal or independent of the initial condition (von Bertalanffy, 1940a); but there is some weakness in his related model, whose premises already anticipate the results (Pouvreau and Drack, 2007, p.
Thus, consistent with Gresov and Drazin (1997), we posit that when considered in tandem, functional demands and strategic latitude result in four different equifinal situations, each associated with a different form of equifinality (see Figure 1).