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Actors and factors of the adoption process

  • Koos van Dijken
  • Yvonne Prince
  • Teun Wolters
  • Marco Frey
  • Giuliano Mussati
  • Paul Kalff
  • Ole Hansen
  • Søren Kerndrup
  • Bent Søndergârd
  • Eduarde Lopes Rodrigues
  • Sandra Meredith
Part of the Eco-Efficiency In Industry And Science book series (ECOE, volume 2)

Abstract

In previous chapters the case study materials have been used to identify the main features of the adoption process, leading to the Innovation Triangle and a testing of two gen eral hypotheses on the adoption behaviour of SMEs. This chapter goes deeper into the actors and factors of the adoption process, basing itself on a text analysis of the 100 interviews conducted within the framework of the case studies. This chapter follows its own approach by abstracting from specific contexts created by distinguishable technologies, sectors or countries. It is assumed that phenomena arising from a particular adoption process may have a broader meaning. It is up to the reader (preferably with the previous chapters in his or her mind) to assess the broader significance of what has been observed.

Keywords

Previous Chapter Adoption Process Environmental Innovation Employee Participation External Party 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Koos van Dijken
    • 1
  • Yvonne Prince
    • 1
  • Teun Wolters
    • 1
  • Marco Frey
    • 2
  • Giuliano Mussati
    • 2
  • Paul Kalff
    • 3
  • Ole Hansen
    • 4
  • Søren Kerndrup
    • 4
  • Bent Søndergârd
    • 4
  • Eduarde Lopes Rodrigues
    • 5
  • Sandra Meredith
    • 6
  1. 1.EIM Small Business Research & ConsultancyZoetermeerThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly
  3. 3.TNO Strategy, Technology and PolicyDelftThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Roskilde UniversityDenmark
  5. 5.IAPMEILisbonPortugal
  6. 6.University of BrightonUK

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