Discussion of Results, Implications, and Limitations

  • Nils Levsen
Part of the Forschungs-/Entwicklungs-/Innovations-Management book series (FEIM)


As a necessary prerequisite for any investigation, this study initially set out to establish – or prove false – the existence of lead markets within the context of age-based innovations. While lead markets may have implications on a larger economic scale, a demonstration of lead market existence required a nearly microscopic approach: International adoption and diffusion patterns needed to be understood not only at the level of a product or service category but – even more specific – on the level of various innovation designs potentially competing within that category.


Innovation Activity Supply Side Early Adoption Innovation Diffusion Lead Market 
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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HamburgGermany

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