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Knowledge base, information search and intention to adopt innovation

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  • Frank J. van Rijnsoever

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  • Carolina Castaldi

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Innovation is a process that involves searching for new information. This paper builds upon theoretical insights on individual and organizational learning and proposes a knowledge based model of how actors search for information when confronted with innovation. The model takes into account different search channels, both local and non local, and relates their use to the knowledge base of actors. The paper also provides an empirical validation of our model based on a study on the search channels used by a sample of Dutch consumers when buying new consumer electronic products.

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Paper provided by Utrecht University, Department of Innovation Studies in its series Innovation Studies Utrecht (ISU) working paper series with number 08-02.

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Date of creation: Feb 2008
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Keywords: knowledge base; learning; information search; innovation; consumer behaviour;

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Cited by:
  1. Frank J. van Rijnsoever & Laurens K. Hessels & Rens L.J. Vandeberg, 2008. "A resource-based view on the interactions of university researchers," Innovation Studies Utrecht (ISU) working paper series 08-14, Utrecht University, Department of Innovation Studies, revised Apr 2008.
  2. Frank van Rijnsoever, 2008. "Opinion leaders in the domain of consumer electronics and their use of external search channels," Innovation Studies Utrecht (ISU) working paper series 08-20, Utrecht University, Department of Innovation Studies, revised Oct 2008.

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