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Cultural Transmission and the Diffusion of Innovations: Adoption Dynamics Indicate that Biased Cultural Transmission is the Predominate Force in Behavioral Change

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Henrich, J. (2001). Cultural transmission and the diffusion of innovations: Adoption dynamics indicate that biased cultural transmission is the predominate force in behavioral change. American Anthropologist, 103(4), 992-1013. doi:10.1525/aa.2001.103.4.992.
In challenging the pervasive model of individual actors as cost-benefit analysts who adapt their behavior by learning from the environment, this article analyzed the temporal dyna…

Applying Diffusion of Innovation Theory to Intervention Development

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Dearing, J. (2009). Applying diffusion of innovation theory to intervention development. Research on Social Work Practice, 19(5), 503-518. doi:10.1177/1049731509335569.
Few social science theories have a history of conceptual and empirical study as long as does the diffusion of innovations. The robustness of this theory derives from the many disc…

Why Organizations Adopt System Process Innovations: A Longitudinal Study Using Diffusion of Innovation Theory

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Mustonen-Ollila, E., & Lyytinen, K. (2003). Why organizations adopt information system process innovations: A longitudinal study using Diffusion of Innovation theory. Information Systems Journal, 13(3), 275-297. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2575.2003.00141.x.
This paper identifies factors that affected over 200 information system (IS) process innovation adoption decisions in three organizational environments over a period that spanned …

Innovating 'Diffusion of Innovation' theory: Innovation Characteristics the Intention of Utility Companies to Adopt Energy Conservation Interventions

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Völlink, T., Meertens, R., & Midden, C. (2002). Innovating 'diffusion of innovation' theory: Innovation characteristics the intention of utility companies to adopt energy conservation interventions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 22(4), 333-344. doi:10.1006/jevp.2001.0237.
Assessed the capacity of the innovation attributes proposed in Rogers' diffusion theory (1995) to predict the intention to adopt energy conservation interventions. It also provide…

Accelerating the Diffusion of Innovations Using Opinion Leaders

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Valente, T. W., & Davis, R. L. (1999). Accelerating the diffusion of innovations using opinion leaders. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 566, 55 - 67.
Theory on the diffusion of innovations has been used to study the spread of new ideas and practices for over 50 years in a wide variety of settings. Most studies have been retrosp…

The Effect of Commitment on Adoption and Diffusion of Grass Cycling. Special Issue: Litter Control and Recycling

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Cobern, M. K., Porter, B.E., Leeming, F.C., & Dwyer, W.O. (1995). The effect of commitment on adoption and diffusion of grass cycling. Special Issue: Litter control and recycling. Environment and Behavior, 27, 2, 213-232.
Tested the effects of 2 levels of commitment to grass cycling (GC; i.e., not bagging grass clippings). During 4 wks of baseline, data were collected for all houses in 3 homogenous…

Interlocking Interactions, the Diffusion of Innovations in Health Care

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Fitzgerald, L., Ferlie, E., Wood, M., & Hawkins, C. (2002). Interlocking interactions, the diffusion of innovations in health care. Human Relations, 55(12), 1429 - 1449.
This article aims to provide a reassessment of the processes of diffusion of innovations into organizations, based on new empirical data. The focus of the article is the latter st…

Voluntary Adopters versus Forced Adopters: Integrating the Diffusion of Innovation Theory and the Technology Acceptance Model to Study Intra-Organizational Adoption

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Zhou, Y. (2008). Voluntary adopters versus forced adopters: integrating the diffusion of innovation theory and the technology acceptance model to study intra-organizational adoption. New Media & Society, 10(3), 475 - 496.
This study extends diffusion research to the intra-organizational level and integrates the classic diffusion of innovation theory (DIT) with the relatively new technology acceptan…

The Role of Action Research in the Investigation and Diffusion of Innovations in Health Care: The PRIDE Project

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Waterman, H., Marshall, M., Noble, J., Davies, H., Walshe, K., Sheaff, R., & Elwyn, G. (2007). The role of action research in the investigation and diffusion of innovations in health care: The PRIDE project. Qualitative Health Research, 17(3), 373 - 381.
In this article, the authors discuss the role of action research in relation to the investigation and practical implementation of innovations in health care. The diffusion of inno…

Mask Use, Messaging, and Social Norms

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Liz Foote Maui June 03, 2020 01:58 AM
As someone who’s had an N-95 mask in my carry on flight kit for years (alongside my spray bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol…), I have been really interested in following all the messa…

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