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Persistent Adoption of Time-Saving Process Innovations

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  • James G. Mulligan

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    (Department of Economics,University of Delaware)

  • 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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Paper provided by University of Delaware, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 05-03.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 2005
Handle: RePEc:dlw:wpaper:05-03
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