Search for dissertations about: "Innovation Diffusion"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 75 swedish dissertations containing the words Innovation Diffusion.

  1. 1. Innovation Diffusion in the Construction Sector

    Author : Kristian Widén; Bengt Hansson; Marcela Miozzo; Byggproduktion; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Anläggningsteknik; Construction technology; Industriell ekonomi; Commercial and industrial economics; Construction Sector; Innovation; Diffusion; Anläggningsteknik;

    Abstract : Innovation and development are the backbone of a thriving market economy. It is through innovations of various kinds that nations, industries and companies compete. Many actions in areas internationally and nationally will affect the construction sector. Research into construction innovation has attracted increasing interest. READ MORE

  2. 2. Conceptual and empirical issues of technological change in the health care sector : Innovation and diffusion of hemodialysis and renal transplantation

    Author : Ann Bonair; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Medical technology; innovation; diffusion; determinants of diffusion; ESRD treatment; ESRD costs; regional variations; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : The present study focuses on one instance of technological change in medical practice; the innovation and diffusion of hemodialysis and renal transplantation (ESRD treatment)- two therapeutic innovations aimed at the treatment of patients suffering from chronic renal failure. The purpose of the thesis is to study the processes by which medical technology is developed imd disseminated. READ MORE

  3. 3. Organizational Innovations: A conceptualization of how they are created, diffused and sustained

    Author : Annika Steiber; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; sustaining innovation; innovation; Lean; diffusion of innovation; organizational innovation; TQM; Toyota Production System; innovation management; creation of innovation; Google;

    Abstract : Organizational innovations are essential for firms’ long-term competitiveness. In spite of this, there is less research on organizational innovations than on technical innovations. The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to our understanding of how organizational innovations are created, diffused, and sustained. READ MORE

  4. 4. Medical Device Innovation : The integrated processes of invention, diffusion and deployment

    Author : Kerstin Roback; Jan Persson; Stuart S. Blume; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Innovation; Medical technical products; Spread; Technique use; Technical development; Social change; Innovation; Medicintekniska produkter; Spridning; Teknikanvändning; Seknisk utveckling; Social förändring; Medical engineering; Medicinsk teknik;

    Abstract : An increased use of medical devices has been assumed to be a major cause of rising healthcare expenditures. Nations around the world are trying to keep costs down, but strong incentives still exist for the development and use of new devices. Innovation is, however, never exclusively good or bad and it is not easy to evaluate the net effect. READ MORE

  5. 5. Inducing large-scale diffusion of innovation : An integrated actor- and system-level approach

    Author : Ingrid Mignon; Anna Bergek; Johanna Nählinder; Volker Hoffmann; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Innovation; large-scale diffusion; adopters; actor; system; drivers; challenges; motives; strategies; policies; renewable electricity; technology; intermediaries;

    Abstract : In order for the innovation process to be successful, not only do innovations need to be developed and reached the market, but, once they are available for users, they have to spread on a large scale. In the innovation literature, a complete explanation is lacking of why some innovations reach a phase of large-scale diffusion faster than others, including both actor- and system-level components. READ MORE