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Why early adopters engage in interpersonal diffusion of technological innovations: An empirical study on electric bicycles and electric scooters

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Early adopters promoting electric vehicles in their social network may speed up market uptake of this technology. Apart from their opinion leader status, few previous research details the motivations which turn early adopters into advocates for innovation who approach the non-adopters among their family and friends, or casual acquaintances.

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  • Seebauer, Sebastian, 2015. "Why early adopters engage in interpersonal diffusion of technological innovations: An empirical study on electric bicycles and electric scooters," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 78(C), pages 146-160.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:78:y:2015:i:c:p:146-160
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2015.04.017
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