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An Exploration of Technology Diffusion
Abstract: How long are technology adoption lags? Can cross-country differences in technology adoption lags account for a significant fraction of cross-country GDP disparities? Diego Comin of Harvard Business School and Bart Hobijn of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York develop a new benchmark to understand the diffusion process of individual technologies and the consequences that this has for aggregate growth. This benchmark provides a rationale for the evolution of diffusion measures that include how many units of technology each adopter has adopted in addition to the traditional extensive margin. The model is estimated to obtain measures of adoption lags for 15 technologies in 166 countries.
Source: Harvard Business School Working Papers
Diffusion of Innovations (Fifth Edition)
Abstract: Everett M. Rogers provides a revision of the theoretical framework and the research evidence supporting this model of diffusion, and introduces new concepts and new theoretical viewpoints. Check your library or local bookstore for this book, or you may order it directly from the publisher at http://www.simonsays.com/content/content.cfm?isbn=0743222091&sid=33. Citation: Roger, E. M. Diffusion of Innovations. New York: The Free Press, 2003.
Source: The Free Press, New York
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