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Resistance to Innovation: Its Sources and Manifestations

Shaul Oreg and Jacob Goldenberg

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226632605
eISBN:
9780226237329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237329.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

The book addresses the phenomenon of resistance to innovation, and its antecedents and manifestations. Countering the prevalent pro-innovation bias, we focus on those consumers who are last to adopt ... More


Introduction

Shaul Oreg and Jacob Goldenberg

in Resistance to Innovation: Its Sources and Manifestations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226632605
eISBN:
9780226237329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226237329.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In this introductory chapter we discuss the phenomenon of resistance to innovation and the pro-innovation bias that characterizes the field. We define the concept of resistance to innovation, and ... More


Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Elting E. Morison

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

People have had trouble adapting to new technology ever since (perhaps) the inventor of the wheel had to explain that a wheelbarrow could carry more than a person. This little book describes how we ... More


On-Line on the Front Line: FAME

Ian Mcloughlin, Rob Wilson, and Mike Martin

in Digital Government at Work: A Social Informatics Perspective

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199557721
eISBN:
9780191761232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557721.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

The social informatics perspective places ‘users’ at the centre of understanding the design and use of digital technologies. In this chapter we focus on one key group, the ‘street level bureaucrats’ ... More


Introductory Observations, Personal and Otherwise

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In this introduction, the author reflects on how he began to think about problems and questions related to the nature of technological change and society's reaction to that change. He recalls how he ... More


Power Lies at the Heart of Change

Duncan Green

in How Change Happens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785392
eISBN:
9780191833236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785392.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

This chapter analyses the forms of power at play in efforts to achieve change. Empowerment, the driving force behind Amartya Sen’s definition of development, is one of the most ubiquitous buzzwords ... More


Gunfire at Sea: A Case Study of Innovation

Elting E. Morison

in Men, Machines, and Modern Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262529310
eISBN:
9780262336581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262529310.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents a case study of innovation: the introduction of continuous-aim firing in the U.S. Navy. It first provides a background on the technical aspects of gunfire at sea prior to the ... More


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