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How do Interpersonal Influence Externalities Affect the Diffusion of Innovations

  • Deroian, F.
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    Why do innovations need delay to diffuse, or why do they fail? This paper provides a possbile explanation. Considering a population of potential adopters of a technology, we set up a model composed of interacting agents. Interaction is conceived as influence effects and the network of interpersonal influences is learning step by step. The model entails the formation of a structure of the relational influence that leads, after a period of active latency, to an endogenous bifurcation in the aggregate dynamics of the individual opinions.

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    Paper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 99a50.

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    Length: 22 pages
    Date of creation: 1999
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    Handle: RePEc:fth:aixmeq:99a50
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