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It’s Not the Innovation, It’s the Adopter: Why Some People are More Likely Than Others to Resist

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/9780226237329.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

In this chapter we focus on resistance that stems from within. One of the key factors that explain consumers' disinclination to adopt innovations has to do with their internal predispositions. In ... More


The Relationship between Perceptions of Neighborhood Characteristics and Obesity among Children

Bisakha Sen, Stephen Mennemeyer, and Lisa C. Gary (eds)

in Economic Aspects of Obesity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226310091
eISBN:
9780226310107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226310107.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter explores the relationship between children's body mass index (BMI) as well as the probability of obesity and the influence of different aspects of the neighborhood. It reports that ... More


The Transition to Personal Accounts and Increasing Retirement Wealth: Macro- and Microevidence

James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, and David A. Wise

in Perspectives on the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226903057
eISBN:
9780226903286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226903286.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter considers the changes in the magnitude and the composition of saving for retirement over the last two decades. It begins with an analysis of aggregate data on retirement plan ... More


The Role of Special Education in School Choice

Julie Berry Cullen and Steven G. Rivkin

in The Economics of School Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the impact of expanded school choice on the quality of special education services, on the size and composition of the special education sector, and on the distribution of ... More


Love and Money?: The Question of Individual Motivation

Julie A. Nelson

in Economics for Humans

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226572024
eISBN:
9780226572055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226572055.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter investigates the issues of individual motivations and interpersonal relations. It also examines in more detail at the problems caused by the ungrounded ethics-only ideology. People who ... More


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