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A Review and Critique of Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Theory as it Applies to Organizations

Lundblad, J. (2003). A review and critique of Rogers' Diffusion of Innovation Theory as it applies to organizations. Organization Development Journal, 21(4), 50-64.
A topic of interest to many organizational researchers and practitioners is the understanding of how new ideas, processes, and products diffuse and spread within and across organi…

Social Network Approaches to HIV Prevention: Implications to Community Impact and Sustainability

Latkin, C., & Knowlton, A. (2005). Social Network Approaches to HIV Prevention: Implications to Community Impact and Sustainability. Community interventions and AIDS (pp. 105-129). New York, NY US: Oxford University Press.
(from the chapter) In the present chapter we propose social theory-based strategies to a network approach to HIV prevention that capitalize on social influence processes. We discu…

Diffusion of Innovations through Social Networks of Children

Kunst, L., & Kratzer, J. (2007). Diffusion of innovations through social networks of children. Young Consumers, 8(1), 36-51.
The paper aims to examine the role of social networks of children on the diffusion of an innovation. Design/methodology/approach: The impact of social networks on the adoptive beh…

Nonlinear Models for the Adoption and Diffusion of Innovations for Industrial Energy Conservation

Jacobsen, J., & Guastello, S. (2007). Nonlinear models for the adoption and diffusion of innovations for industrial energy conservation. Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences, 11(4), 499-520.
Four different theoretical models for explaining the diffusion of innovation were compared for 13 energy-related innovations—the Theory of Planned Behavior, the S-curve for Diffus…

Social, Economic and Environmental Dimension of Sustainable Development in Protected Areas

Ira, V. (2001). Social, economic and environmental dimension of sustainable development in protected areas. Ekologia Bratislava, 20 (SUPPL. 3), 305-316.
The paper deals with the issue of sustainable development in three territories with important natural-landscape and cultural landscape values (Lower Morava river region, Tatras re…

Social Diffusion of Campaign Effects: Campaign-Generated Interpersonal Communication as a Polarizing Mediator of Anti-Tobacco Campaign Effects

Hwang, Y. (2009). Social diffusion of campaign effects: Campaign-generated interpersonal communication as a polarizing mediator of anti-tobacco campaign effects. Dissertation Abstracts International Section A, 70, Retrieved from PsycINFO database.
Traditionally, campaign effects have been modeled as a result of individuals' direct exposure to campaign messages. A person's indirect exposure to messages through interpersonal …

Social Capital and the Diffusion of Innovations Within Organizations: The Case of Computer Technology in Schools

Frank, K. A., Zhao, Y., & Borman, K. (2004). Social capital and the diffusion of innovations within organizations: The case of computer technology in schools. Sociology of Education, 77, 148 - 171.
Although the educational community has learned much about better educational practices, less is known about processes for implementing new practices. The standard model of diffusi…

Thought for Fuelling Change: A Review of Three Models for Understanding Environmentally Significant Transitions

Klupfel, E.J., Pfeiffer, W.C., Filson, G.C. (2003). Thought for fuelling change: A review of three models for understanding environmentally significant transitions. Environmentalist, 23(1), 29-38.
For over a century, western economic development has depended upon the use of combustible hydrocarbons for its energy needs. The 20th century saw the prolific exploitation of foss…

Cleaner Technologies for Sustainable Tourism: Caribbean Case Studies

Yaw Jr., F. (2005). Cleaner technologies for sustainable tourism: Caribbean case studies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 13(2), 117-134.
Tourists are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their selection of tourism destination. A major factor that has been gaining importance in their choice set is the environmenta…

Reliable Effectiveness: A Theory on Sustaining and Replicating Worthwhile Innovations

Racine, D.P. (2006). Reliable effectiveness: A theory on sustaining and replicating worthwhile innovations. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, 33(3), 356-387.
While many health and human service innovations are sustained and replicated, it has been a puzzle how to sustain and replicate the performance of the better ones. What knowledge,…

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