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An Exploration of Technology Diffusion
Abstract: How long are technology adoption lags? Can cross-country differences in technology adoption lags account for a significant fraction of cross-country GDP disparities? Diego Comin of Harvard Business School and Bart Hobijn of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York develop a new benchmark to understand the diffusion process of individual technologies and the consequences that this has for aggregate growth. This benchmark provides a rationale for the evolution of diffusion measures that include how many units of technology each adopter has adopted in addition to the traditional extensive margin. The model is estimated to obtain measures of adoption lags for 15 technologies in 166 countries.
Source: Harvard Business School Working Papers
Diffusion of Innovations (Fifth Edition)
Abstract: Everett M. Rogers provides a revision of the theoretical framework and the research evidence supporting this model of diffusion, and introduces new concepts and new theoretical viewpoints. Check your library or local bookstore for this book, or you may order it directly from the publisher at http://www.simonsays.com/content/content.cfm?isbn=0743222091&sid=33. Citation: Roger, E. M. Diffusion of Innovations. New York: The Free Press, 2003.
Source: The Free Press, New York
Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal (ETOP)
Abstract: EPA has developed an on-line network called the Environmental Technology Opportunities Portal (ETOP). ETOP is designed to relay funding opportunities, information, and links to several EPA programs that assist in development and commercialization and others that foster the use and acceptance of innovative technologies through collaborative recognition and incentive, and advocacy and information programs. The site features sections for EPA Programs, Technology Developers, and Technology Users.
Source: U.S. EPA
U.S. EPA: Human Health Research Program
Abstract: EPA's Human Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to chemicals affects people's health. The site is designed for the general public as well as for the scientific community. The site provides easy access to research and results on methods, tools, and data needed to improve risk assessments to protect the public. Visitors to the site will find an overview of the research, information on how research has contributed to decision making, resource materials available in journal publications and reports, and a listing of meetings and conferences.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)