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Technological Diffusion : The Viewpoint of Economic Theory

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  • Stoneman, P L

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Technological diffusion is the process by which innovations (be they new products, new processes or new management methods) spread within and across economies. Some understanding of the process of technological diffusion is essential if we are to gain any insight into the processes of economic growth and development, for, whatever the emphasis has been in the past in research and public policy, it is the application of innovations (diffusion) rather than the generation of innovations (invention or R & D) that leads to the realisation of benefits from technological advance

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Paper provided by University of Warwick, Department of Economics in its series The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) with number 270.

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Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: 1985
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Handle: RePEc:wrk:warwec:270

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  1. Holwegler, Bernhard, 2000. "Implikationen der Technologiediffusion für technologische Arbeitslosigkeit," Violette Reihe Arbeitspapiere 13/2000, Promotionsschwerpunkt "Globalisierung und Beschaeftigung".
  2. Rui Baptista, 1999. "The Diffusion of Process Innovations: A Selective Review," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 6(1), pages 107-129.
  3. Nijkamp, P. & Rietveld, P., 1986. "Technological development and regional labour markets," Serie Research Memoranda, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics 0038, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.
  4. Nancy L. Rose & Paul L. Joskow, 1990. "The Diffusion of New Technologies: Evidence from the Electric Utility Industry," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 21(3), pages 354-373, Autumn.
  5. Fuentelsaz, Lucio & Gomez, Jaime & Polo, Yolanda, 2003. "Intrafirm diffusion of new technologies: an empirical application," Research Policy, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 533-551, April.
  6. Alcon, Francisco & De Miguel, María Dolores & Burton, Michael P., 2008. "Adopción de tecnología de distribución y control del agua en las Comunidades de Regantes de la Región de Murcia," Economia Agraria y Recursos Naturales, Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists, Spanish Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 8(1).
  7. Schade, Christian & Köllinger, Philipp, 2004. "Adoption of e-business: patterns and consequences of network externalities," Papers, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Center for Applied Statistics and Economics (CASE) 2004,05, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Center for Applied Statistics and Economics (CASE).

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