Why and how innovations get adopted: a tale of four models
AbstractScholars studying innovation have proposed several different models of the adoption process. This essay identifies two broad dimensions which differentiate the principal models: the strength of the evidence regarding an innovation's efficacy and the extent of increasing returns. In this essay, we propose that differences across these dimensions map to four models of the adoption/diffusion process prominent in the literature. We then analyze the diffusion patterns of six well-studied innovations in terms these variables, and discuss which models seems to fit them best. Copyright 2004, Oxford University Press.
Download InfoTo our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Industrial and Corporate Change.
Volume (Year): 13 (2004)
Issue (Month): 5 (October)
Contact details of provider:
Postal: Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP, UK
Fax: 01865 267 985
Web page: http://icc.oupjournals.org/
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Bodas Freitas, Isabel Maria, 2008. "Sources of differences in the pattern of adoption of organizational and managerial innovations from early to late 1990s, in the UK," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 131-148, February.
- Bogliacino, F & Rampa, G, 2009.
"Monopolistic Competition and New Products: A Conjectural Equilibrium Approach,"
15120, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- Francesco Bogliacino & Giorgio Rampa, 2010. "Monopolistic competition and new products: a conjectural equilibrium approach," Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Springer, Springer, vol. 5(1), pages 55-76, June.
- Fort, François, 2007. "Understanding the Structures and Dynamics of Socio-Technical Regimes Better in order to Improve Public Policies Supporting Innovation," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine, Paris Dauphine University 123456789/5014, Paris Dauphine University.
- Giorgio Fagiolo, 2005.
"A Note on Equilibrium Selection in Polya-Urn Coordination Games,"
AccessEcon, vol. 3(45), pages 1-14.
- Giorgio Fagiolo, 2005. "A Note on Equilibrium Selection in Polya-Urn Coordination Games," LEM Papers Series, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy 2005/05, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
- Costa, Álvaro & Fernandes, Ruben, 2012. "Urban public transport in Europe: Technology diffusion and market organisation," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 46(2), pages 269-284.
- repec:ebl:ecbull:v:3:y:2005:i:45:p:1-14 is not listed on IDEAS
- Martin Hohnisch & Sabine Pittnauer & Dietrich Stauffer, 2006. "A Percolation-Based Model Explaining Delayed Take-Off in New-Product Diffusion," Bonn Econ Discussion Papers, University of Bonn, Germany bgse9_2006, University of Bonn, Germany.
- Sylvain Bureau, 2006. "La professionnalisation des nouveaux métiers liés aux technologies de l'information et de la communication : un déterminant dans les processus d'organisation d'une fonction ? Le cas des technologie," Post-Print, HAL hal-00137437, HAL.
- Alex Bryson & Rafael Gomez & Tobias Kretschmer, 2005.
"Catching a wave: the adoption of voice and high commitment workplace practices in Britain: 1984-1998,"
LSE Research Online Documents on Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library
19909, London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE Library.
- Alex Bryson & Rafael Gomez & Tobias Kretschmer, 2005. "Catching a Wave: the Adoption of Voice and High Commitment Workplace Practices in Britain: 1984-1998," CEP Discussion Papers, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE dp0676, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
- Alexander Frenzel Baudisch & Hariolf Grupp, 2006. "Evaluating the market potential of innovations: A structured survey of diffusion models," Jenaer Schriften zur Wirtschaftswissenschaft, Friedrich-Schiller-UniversitÃ¤t Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche FakultÃ¤t 21/2006, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Oxford University Press) or (Christopher F. Baum).
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.