System Dynamics Glossary
What is the meaning of Shifting Feedback Loop Dominance?
In a system described by two or more feedback loops,
where at least one has negative polarity and at least
on has positive polarity, over a period of time changes
its growth or decay tendencies can occur. This is described
as a shift in loop dominance. Shift in loop dominance
is created by the differential equations, which describe loop behaviour.
No outside influence causes the change. The shift is a
consequence of the non-linear structure of the differential equations (Richardson,
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