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We assembled 831 data points for total mercury (Hg(t)) and 277 overlapping points for methyl mercury (CH3Hg+) in surface waters from Massachussetts, USA to the Island of Newfoundland, Canada from State, Provincial, and Federal government databases. These geographically indexed values were used to determine: (a) if large-scale spatial distribution patterns(More)
Small World research (Watts and Strogatz 1998) has shown that “rewiring” just a few ties to be shortcuts across an otherwise clustered network structure results in a dramatic decline in the average distance between nodes but has only a modest effect on the degree of clustering. Accordingly, Small World structures seem to strike an attractive balance between(More)
We argue that the performance benefits of interpersonal heterogeneity are subject to three common failure points. First, heterogeneous people tend to homogenize over time with repeated exposure, leading any benefits of interpersonal heterogeneity to decay with time. Second, groups composed of heterogeneous people tend to be fragile; they are both more(More)
This paper explores why actors may develop different interpretations of a new concept. It leverages work from cognitive science to define this interpretive process in terms of creating coherence: fitting the new concept into the existing conceptual schema. We argue that variation in conceptualization results in part from cognitively cohering the concept in(More)
Even though services have become increasingly important for firms in many product industries, there lacks theory to explain under what conditions services should be important to product firms. We propose that services embody the product and marketrelated knowledge that transfer between the producer and customer in activities associated with selling,(More)
This paper argues that the way customers use a new technology may differ from what producers intended and thereby influences the evolution of that technology and its industry. Customers may interpret the technology differently or may adapt it to their local conditions and requirements, generating variety in how users actually deploy products. Moreover, as(More)
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