Gabriel Tarde as a Founding Father of Innovation Diffusion Research

@article{Kinnunen1996GabrielTA,
  title={Gabriel Tarde as a Founding Father of Innovation Diffusion Research},
  author={J. Kinnunen},
  journal={Acta Sociologica},
  year={1996},
  volume={39},
  pages={431 - 442}
}
  • J. Kinnunen
  • Published 1996
  • Sociology
  • Acta Sociologica
  • Gabriel Tarde (1843-1904) has given significant contributions to criminology, to social interaction theory and to diffusion research. Diffusion refers to spreading of social or cultural properties from one society or environment to another. Tarde created his own system of sociology, based on psychology and de signed to explain the whole of social behaviour from development of cultures to acts of an individual. In his view social change requires penetration of inventions that diffuse through the… CONTINUE READING
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