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Externalités de réseau et adoption d'un standard dans une structure résiliaire


  • Alexandre Steyer
  • Jean-Benoît Zimmermann


[eng] This paper can be related with the field of network externalities and increasing returns of adoption. We present the foundations of an approach and a model able to take in account the influence of effective relationship between agents onto the adoption-diffusion process of an innovation or a technological standard. Therefore we locate our research at the confluence of network externalities and social networks approaches. A simulation process provides first informations on those network behaviours, while an empirical application on fax diffusion in France bears out the soundness of the method by comparison with the traditional diffusion approach. [fre] Cet article se situe dans le champ des externalités de réseau et des rendements croissants d'adoption. Nous proposons les fondements d'une approche et d'un modèle qui rendent compte de l'influence de la topologie des relations effectives entre les agents sur les mécanismes de l'adoption - diffusion d'une innovation ou d'un standard technologique. Nous situons par conséquent notre démarche au confluent de l'approche des externalités de réseau et de celle des réseaux sociaux. Un travail de simulation permet de donner une première idée de ces comportements « résiliaires », tandis qu'une application empirique sur la diffusion du fax en France confirme l'intérêt de la démarche comparativement à une approche traditionnelle de la diffusion.

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  • Alexandre Steyer & Jean-Benoît Zimmermann, 1996. "Externalités de réseau et adoption d'un standard dans une structure résiliaire," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 76(1), pages 67-90.
  • Handle: RePEc:prs:recind:rei_0154-3229_1996_num_76_1_1625
    DOI: 10.3406/rei.1996.1625
    Note: DOI:10.3406/rei.1996.1625

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    1. Alexandre Steyer & Jean-Benoît Zimmermann, 1998. "Étude empirique de l'influence sociale dans les phénomènes de diffusion : l'exemple du câble et du fax en France," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 135(4), pages 109-119.
    2. Dupuy, Gabriel, 1999. "From the "magic circle" to "automobile dependence": measurements and political implications," Transport Policy, Elsevier, vol. 6(1), pages 1-17, January.
    3. Jérome VICENTE (GRES-LEREPS), 2003. "From interaction economics to economic geography : theories and evidences (In French)," Cahiers du GRES (2002-2009) 2003-02, Groupement de Recherches Economiques et Sociales.

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    JEL classification:

    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes


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