Criticality in Neural Systems (Reviews of Nonlinear Dynamics

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3 Evidences Linking Diffusion with Regional Differences, Agglomeration, and Spillovers Regional and urban economists have analysed the geographical patterns of diffusion to study why diffusion speed differs between geographical areas. The most coherent set of evidence is provided by the centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS) on the diffusion of automation and electronics in the British metal working industry. ) have tested the economic model of innovation diffusion is at the regional level.

2 Game Theoretic Approach The models under this umbrella approach portray diffusion as resulting from strategic interactions among adopters—the adopters strategically decide on the optimal timing to adopt an innovation in order to gain first mover advantages. As a result, early adopters gain greater net benefits than later adopters. These models are also otherwise known as stock and order effects models. The essence of stock effects models (Reinganum 1981a, b, 1989; Quirmbach 1986) is that benefits to the marginal adopter from the use of new technology decreases as the number of adopters increases.

Process in the later models of diffusion. , firms or households) differ in their adoption patterns. 7 This new theoretical fervour (as in Stoneman 1986; Karshenas and Stoneman 1993; Sarkar 1998), establishes that the diffusion path is generated in which, the timing of adoption is entirely explained by objective changes in the profitability of using a new technology. Dearth of information does not constrain diffusion, and contagion effects are ruled out a priori as sources of information and influence upon adopter perceptions.

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