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Dynamic Modelling of Innovation Process Adoption with Risk Aversion and Learning

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  • Tsur, Yacov
  • Sternberg, Menachem
  • Hochman, Eithan
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    This paper presents a model that incorporates dynamic factors of how firms decide on the adoption of an innovation process. Two factors in particular are considered: learning by using and expectations about future prices of the innovation. The firm's diffusion path is derived from a dynamic optimization task allowing for the decisionmakers to be risk averse. The paper investigates the effects of risk aversion, learning, and firm size. Various properties of the model are illustrated numerically. Copyright 1990 by Royal Economic Society.

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    Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Oxford Economic Papers.

    Volume (Year): 42 (1990)
    Issue (Month): 2 (April)
    Pages: 336-55

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    Handle: RePEc:oup:oxecpp:v:42:y:1990:i:2:p:336-55

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    2. Abadi Ghadim, Amir K. & Pannell, David J., 1999. "A conceptual framework of adoption of an agricultural innovation," Agricultural Economics, Blackwell, vol. 21(2), pages 145-154, October.
    3. Francesco Bogliacino & Giorgio Rampa, 2012. "Quality risk aversion, conjectures, and new product diffusion," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 22(5), pages 1081-1115, November.
    4. Mills, Bradford F. & Schleich, Joachim, 2010. "Why don't households see the light?: Explaining the diffusion of compact fluorescent lamps," Resource and Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 32(3), pages 363-378, August.
    5. Marra, Michele & Pannell, David J. & Abadi Ghadim, Amir, 2003. "The economics of risk, uncertainty and learning in the adoption of new agricultural technologies: where are we on the learning curve?," Agricultural Systems, Elsevier, vol. 75(2-3), pages 215-234.
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    10. John C. Persons & Vincent A. Warther, . "Boom and Bust Patterns in the Adoption of Financial Innovations," Research in Financial Economics 9601, Ohio State University.
    11. Floridi, Matteo & Bartolini, Fabio & Peerlings, Jack & Polman, Nico & Viaggi, Davide, 2013. "Modelling the adoption of automatic milking systems in Noord-Holland," Bio-based and Applied Economics Journal, Italian Association of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AIEAA), issue 1, April.
    12. Pannell, David J., 1999. "Uncertainty and Adoption of Sustainable Farming Systems," 1999 Conference (43th), January 20-22, 1999, Christchurch, New Zealand 124511, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
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