Innovation characteristics and innovation adoption-implementation: A meta-analysis of findings

  title={Innovation characteristics and innovation adoption-implementation: A meta-analysis of findings},
  author={Louis G. Tornatzky and Katherine J. Klein},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management},
A review and meta-analysis was performed of seventy-five articles concerned with innovation characteristics and their relationship to innovation adoption and implementation. One part of the analysis consisted of constructing a methodological profile of the existing studies, and contrasting this with a hypothetical optimal approach. A second part of the study employed meta-analytic statistical techniques to assess the generality and consistency of existing empirical findings. Three innovation… 

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