Barr and Glynn (2004) further advanced the threat rigidity theory
by developing a dichotomy of threats and opportunities in that people perceive many practices as neither absolutely positive nor absolutely negative but classify them subjectively as opportunities or threats.
Threat rigidity theory
puts forth that environmental uncertainty and risk inhibits managerial risk-taking, among other things, and thus reduces organizational change and adaptation (Staw et al.
This allowed us to apply some beautiful theorems in rigidity theory
," Demaine notes.
It also appears, as suggested by the contractual wage rigidity theory
, that the pervasiveness of the decline in sectoral output growth in response to energy price shifts is more expected than unexpected.
Topics includes basic structural, thermodynamic, and kinetic principles; molecular strategies for the adaptation to high temperatures as revealed by structure analysis; a computational approach based on rigidity theory
that allows the investigation and improvement of the thermal adaptation of a protein starting from a mesophilic counterpart; structure-function relations and the origin of their structural stability; and computational approaches for the design of proteins with increased thermal stability based on sequences or three-dimensional structures.