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In: The Sage Handbook of Complexity and Management

Chapter 15: From Skew Distributions to Power-law Science

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From Skew Distributions to Power-law Science
From skew distributions to power-law science

At the end of the nineteenth century Vilfredo Pareto (1897) observed that the distribution of income in Italy was highly skewed and long-tailed. Pareto's observations and thinking would, over time, instigate a scientific revolution. We briefly present the main differences between traditional science and the new ...

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