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Persistent Adoption of Time-Saving Process Innovations

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  • James G. Mulligan

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  • Nilotpal Das

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This paper is a draft of a chapter in a forthcoming book entitled, The Economics of Persistent Innovators,to be published by Springer. We consider the persistent adoption of innovations by firms that are not directly involved in the innovation process. In addition to a survey of the literature, we offer empirical evidence of persistent adoption for a specific time-saving process innovation: high-speed detachable chairlifts.

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  • James G. Mulligan & Nilotpal Das, 2005. "Persistent Adoption of Time-Saving Process Innovations," Working Papers 05-03, University of Delaware, Department of Economics.
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    1. Burton A. Abrams & Evangelos M. Falaris & James G. Mulligan, 2015. "Municipal Technological Change in the 19th Century: The Diffusion of Steam-Powered Fire-Fighting Equipment," Working Papers 15-09, University of Delaware, Department of Economics.

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    Keywords

    Innovation; Diffusion; Service; Quality;

    JEL classification:

    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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