Diffusion of Innovations

@inproceedings{Rogers1962DiffusionOI,
  title={Diffusion of Innovations},
  author={Everett M. Rogers},
  year={1962}
}
Getting an innovation adopted is difficult; a common problem is increasing the rate of its diffusion. Diffusion is the communication of an innovation through certain channels over time among members of a social system. It is a communication whose messages are concerned with new ideas; it is a process where participants create and share information to achieve a mutual understanding. Initial chapters of the book discuss the history of diffusion research, some major criticisms of diffusion… 

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