Corpus ID: 214693042

The Network Dynamics of Social and Technological Conventions

@article{Becker2020TheND,
  title={The Network Dynamics of Social and Technological Conventions},
  author={Joshua Becker},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2020},
  volume={abs/2003.12112}
}
  • Joshua Becker
  • Published 2020
  • Computer Science, Physics, Economics
  • ArXiv
When innovations compete for adoption, chance historical events can allow an inferior strategy to spread at the expense of superior alternatives. However, advantage is not always due to chance, and networks have emerged as an important determinant of organizational behavior. To understand what factors can impact the likelihood that the best alternative will be adopted, this paper asks: how does network structure shape the emergence of social and technological conventions? Prior research has… Expand
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