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Fractal Aspects of Natural Growth

, « Fractal Aspects of Natural Growth », Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 1994, p. 11-11.
The work presented here puts forward a fractal aspects of natural growth. The S-shaped pattern of a logistic function is analyzed in terms of several constituent logistic functions. The approach sheds light on two familiar phenomena : the undulatory evolution of growth, which gives rise to an alternation between high-and low-growth periods, and the increasingly noticeable shrinking life cycle of products. There are some economic and political implications for the European nations. A quantitative example is given for computer sales from ...

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