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The diffusion/adoption of innovation in the internal market


  • Jordi Suriñach
  • Corinne Autant-Bernard
  • Fabio Manca
  • Nadine Massard
  • Rosina Moreno


The main aim of the present study is to analyze the drivers of innovation adoption by (i) developing proper measures able to proxy for innovation adoption and internal market regulations, (ii) identifying the channels through which innovation adoption takes place and (iii) assessing the main determinants of this adoption process within the internal market. An original model is derived from the theoretical literature on innovation diffusion. Results show that the impact of the transmission channels on innovation adoption is especially important for cooperation, leaving trade and competition as apparently minor channels of innovation diffusion (and especially depending on the type of innovation adoption under examination). The overall result argues that more cooperation across firms and countries is going to be beneficial to the process of innovation adoption.

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  • Jordi Suriñach & Corinne Autant-Bernard & Fabio Manca & Nadine Massard & Rosina Moreno, 2009. "The diffusion/adoption of innovation in the internal market," European Economy - Economic Papers 2008 - 2015 384, Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
  • Handle: RePEc:euf:ecopap:0384

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    Cited by:

    1. Ernest Miguélez & Rosina Moreno, 2013. "“Mobility, networks and innovation: The role of regions’ absorptive capacity”," IREA Working Papers 201316, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Oct 2013.
    2. Corinne Autant-Bernard & Jean-Pascal Guironnet & Nadine Massard, 2010. "The determinants of innovation adoption," Working Papers 1034, Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon St-Étienne (GATE Lyon St-Étienne), Université de Lyon.

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    The Diffusion/Adoption of Innovation in the Internal Market; Community Innovation Survey; Micro Data; Cooperation; Trade; Competition; Suriñach; Autant-Bernard; Manca; Massard; Moreno;

    JEL classification:

    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing


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