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The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp 1–13 | Cite as

Issues in using the concept of “adoption of innovations”

  • J. D. Eveland
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Conclusions

Given the theoretical and methodological difficulties with using the concept of adoption which have been outlined here, what can we do? At the very least, our observations should suggest that a healthy degree of scepticism should greet any statements about “adoption of innovations”. Whenever we encounter findings which refer to “adoption”

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Economic Growth Industrial Organization Technology Management Methodological Difficulty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. D. Eveland
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Policy Research and Analysis of the National Science FoundationUSA

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