Adoption and Diffusion of Innovation

  • Tim Mazzarol
  • Sophie Reboud
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


This chapter examines theories of the adoption and diffusion of innovation. It explores the issue of whether innovation diffusion is a social or economic process, and the importance of initial customer selection. Also discussed are the need to identify clear pathways to market, the barriers to market entry, and substitution threats. The need for the formation of strategic alliances is also considered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tim Mazzarol
    • 1
  • Sophie Reboud
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  2. 2.Burgundy School of BusinessDijonFrance

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