8. A Framework for Adopting Innovations

This chapter provides a framework and tools for progressing innovation from its early beginnings as an idea to its successful implementation into the operations of an organization. The Innovation Pathway describes the six stages of this journey. Next, we’ll concentrate on the adoption of innovations and propose an Innovation Adoption Factors Model that describes the six areas or domains that need to be considered and mastered in order to persuade individuals to make the decision to adopt the innovation. We’ll then break down the six domains into 18 factors and describe each of them. The factors become the basis for an adoption guidebook that can be used for evaluation and planning purposes. The chapter ...

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