Diffusion of Technologies and Social Behavior

  • Nebojša Nakićenović
  • Arnulf Grübler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. George Modelski, Gardner Perry III
    Pages 19-35
  3. Dirk-Jan F. Kamann, Peter Nijkamp
    Pages 93-124
  4. Vijay Mahajan, Eitan Muller, Frank M. Bass
    Pages 125-177
  5. Sergei Yu. Glaziev, Yuri M. Kaniovski
    Pages 231-246
  6. Robert U. Ayres, Ike Ezekoye
    Pages 433-450
  7. Theodore Modis, Alain Debecker
    Pages 511-522
  8. Paul Diederen, René Kemp, Joan Muysken, Rombout de Wit
    Pages 523-548
  9. Jonny Hjelm
    Pages 549-564
  10. Cesare Marchetti
    Pages 583-591
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 593-605

About these proceedings


Wee felt it before in sense; but now wee know it by science. Edward Misselden (1623) The collective effort reported in this volume is the outcome of the diffusion of the idea of diffusion as a fundamental process in society. The considerable number of disciplines represented here indicates the weight of the problem area. The editors are to be congratulated for their initiative in drawing together present thinking at a vivid meeting, now also in print. An old­ timer in the business has not much to add. But maybe some things, bearing in mind that a Preface is a celebration and not a review. As always with ideas it is hard to identify those who first gave shape to the idea of diffusion. In a general sense it is probably an observation as old as human self-reflection that groups of populations exchange ideas and copy habits and implements from each other. Sometimes it has even been recommended, as a Chinese proverb suggested millenia ago, "If you want to become a good farmer, look at your neighbor" .


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nebojša Nakićenović
    • 1
  • Arnulf Grübler
    • 1
  1. 1.International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)LaxenburgAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02702-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02700-4
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