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Adoption and diffusion of business practice innovations: An evolutionary analysis

Show simple item record Arakji R. Lang K.
dc.contributor.editor 2010 2017-09-07T07:51:20Z 2017-09-07T07:51:20Z 2010
dc.identifier 10.2753/JEC1086-4415150106
dc.identifier.issn 10864415
dc.description.abstract This paper examines how innovative business practices are developed, diffuse across organizations, and effect industry-level change. Applying evolutionary economics and evolutionary organizational theory as a theoretical lens, it conceptualizes the adoption and diffusion of innovations as a dynamic process whereby innovations propagate vertically within firms via successive instantiations (or generations) as well as horizontally across firms via imitation and replication. Innovations that describe observable, transparent, and transferable business practices are the specific concern. Examples from management, software development, and e-commerce support the theoretical analysis. A two-level study, based on a formal stochastic process model, examines how innovations arise, which innovations do or do not survive in the market, and whether and under what conditions best practices emerge and industry standardization is achieved. © 2010 M.E. Sharpe, Inc. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent Pages: (145-168)
dc.language English
dc.publisher ARMONK
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: International Journal of Electronic Commerce; Publication Year: 2010; Volume: 15; no. 1; Pages: (145-168);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Adoption and diffusion of business practice innovations: An evolutionary analysis
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.affiliation Arakji, R., Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Lang, K., Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY), United States
dc.contributor.authorAddress Arakji, R.; Suliman S. Olayan School of Business, American University of BeirutUnited States; email:
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Suliman S. Olayan School of Business; Department: School of Business;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment School of Business
dc.contributor.faculty Suliman S. Olayan School of Business
dc.contributor.authorInitials Arakji, RY
dc.contributor.authorInitials Lang, KR
dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Arakji, RY (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Suliman S Olayan Sch Business, Beirut, Lebanon.
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.identifier.scopusID 77958120484
dc.publisher.address 80 BUSINESS PARK DR, ARMONK, NY 10504 USA
dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Int. J. Electron. Commer.
dc.relation.ispartOfIssue 1
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle International Journal of Electronic Commerce
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Int. J. Elect. Commer.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 15
dc.source.ID WOS:000283962000007
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Business Practices
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Diffusion
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword E-Commerce Standards
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Evolutionary Theory
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Innovation
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Multilevel Analysis
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Organizational Competences
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Organizational Knowledge
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Organizational Routines
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Reuse
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Global Diffusion
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Organization
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Iso-9000
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Certification
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Standards
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Fads
dc.subject.otherKeywordPlus Art
dc.subject.otherWOS Business
dc.subject.otherWOS Computer Science, Software Engineering

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