Updated: 19 Mar 07 (previous update 23 Nov '06) (University of Queensland
Keywords: innovation, diffusion, adoption, technology acceleration, disruptive / radical technology, social construction of technology, critical theory, power asymmetries, agenda, price, sociology of technology
Key phrase: I innovate, you adopt, we diffuseMy cv | THEJOIE Web Solutions | My phd background | My phd application (UQ)
Mail me: email@example.com | Analysis Control | One page summary (rtf 37k) | Info Sheet (pdf 59k) | Library | 75 rules (If life were a game, what would be the rules?) | 3G 3D data analysis | Value Management Blog
Nov 06 - Value explains consumers decision to adopt new technology. A successful technology, or innovation adds value. A failed innovation fails to add value.
What is value? We define value as : the personal, individual, unique assessment of costs, benefits and risks reflecting individual circumstances that leads to a purchase decision / choice or attitude.
Exceptions - the law?? behind the time?? embarassed??
See the Full story (350k pdf). | Value Management Blog - discussing with industry - the value conversation.
Supersedes (Dec 04) Monopolists believe their innovation entitles them to 'supranormal profits' ( Nelson and Winter ), but this delays diffusion and reduces profit because consumers will only accept a reasonable price. Monopolists and consumers need to agree on a satisfactory price and useful innovation. (Dec '04) (The questions...)
Potential MethodsFocus now on Grounded Theory (Nov 06)
The methodology progression depends on the results study by study. The intention is to iterate to get it right, learn, react and respond. So if the results of the first study are very good, or poor, a further grounded theory cycle could be undertaken in Cycle 5.
The Qualitative paper (Jun 05) included a review of discourse analysis literature. The density of this literature is pushing me away from this technique, and more towards deconstruction. Deconstruction can be used as a theory breaker - opening up a field to look at things in new ways, before theory building, with grounded theory. This would suggest a deconstruction analysis as Study 1. (21.06.05)
OutputMar 07 Confirmation Present Draft 1 (89k pdf) | References
Feb 07 Confirmation Document (10k words, 45 pages 135k pdf)
Jan 07 Preliminary Results - Value Management (for release to MINT)
Nov 06 WineShop short review of Value Management for industry comment released (100k pdf)
Nov 06 Value Management Outline for confirm doc (350k pdf)
May 06 Review of Blue Ocean Strategy (76k pdf - 10 pages) | more
Apr 06 6Js as case study (to add) of Blue Ocean Strategy - value innovation
Nov 05 Nine month absence (met, moved, married) - Aug 06
Oct 05 Discourse analysis conference, UTas | 3G 3D analysis of data
Sept 05 Field notes on Electric Vehicles observation
Sept 05 QualIT abstract (1000 words - 165k rtf)
Aug 05 Provided preliminary results to innovator interviewees, discussed Aust Fin Review
A meso rule of innovation (after attending the International Workshop of evolutionary macroeconomics - University of Queensland) 29.07.05
Review of Qualitative methods (Qualitative methods class - 135k pdf) 15.06.05
This paper surveys the field of qualitative research, and looks at five methods in conjunction with my research area, and one method in detail. The five methods are case study, deconstruction, discourse analysis, ethnography, and phenomenography. Deconstruction was investigated in detail for possible application to this research.
Research proposal (Academic methods class - 65k pdf) 10.06.05
Factor analysis review of pricing strategy literature (Quantitative Methods class - 68k pdf) 01.06.05 (Pricing References)
Group Phenomenography paper - Management researchers understandings of research's contribution to practice (Qualitative Methods Class) 15.05.05
Presentation (106k pdf) of research design (Academic methods class refs) 29.04.05 (Printable version)
Critique of a qualitative study - grounded theory (Academic methods class - 65k pdf) 22.04.05
Application for Ethical clearance 25.01.05 | Info Sheet | Consent Form (Hutchison) | Questions
STEP conference Presentation 29.11.04
Critical reflection on Management History / My area 18.11.04 (rtf 333k) (pics)
Critical analysis of research question v4.5 05.09.04 (rtf 316k) (pics)
Literature Review v1.6 25.10.04 (rtf 366k - 25% complete)
Abstract 1 - Technology, price and diffusion: an agenda for change (unpub.)
Paper 2.1 - Accelerating monopoly technology diffusion: the concept of variable pricing (25.10.04 unpub.)
Paper 3 - Accelerating monopoly technology diffusion: the application of variable pricing (forthcoming)
Bijker's non-linear approach 1987, 1995 - my strategy
IntroductionStatus: (Actual vs plan)
Mar 07 Write presentation, Respond to examiner's review, Confirmation
Mar 07 Tutor - 325314 Uni Melb - Managing Organisation Innovation
Dec - Feb 07 Confirmation Document (135k pdf)
Nov 06 Discuss with case study businesses to validate practicality of VM
Nov 06 Create VM blog to provide space to discuss
Nov 06 Exposition of Value Management here (350k pdf)
Nov 06 Decide to drop discursive methodology (to add), and focus on grounded investigation only
Oct 06 New tentative thesis - value management (VM)
Sept 06 Begin observation at Electric Vehicles Co, to check on practicality of consumer side study
Sept 06 Decide to focus on consumer side of innovation, and drop innovator side investigation
Aug 06 Working with Uni Melb Innovation Professor, Mile Terziovski on ARC project - writing final report at the Centre for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Uni Melb
- ARC Bio - "Innovation Management Strategies and Practices to accelerate the Commercialisation of Australian Research in the Biotechnology Industry"
Jul - Oct 06 Helping care for Ed's mum, dying with a brain tumour
Mar 06 Working with Uni Melb Innovation Professor, Mile Terziovski on ARC project - writing final report
- "Assessment of Innovation Capability Models to create Innovation driven companies"
Nov 05 Begin nine month absence
Nov 05 Oops - met (visiting my mum's sick good friend - Horrie), fell in love with her daughter (Dec), she fell in love (Dec/Jan), engaged (Jan), moved to Melb (Feb), married (Jun)
Nov 05 Data collection Melbourne...
Nov 05 Attendance Doctoral colloquium QualIT, Discourse Analysis Conference U Tasmania
Oct 05 Preparing conference papers, confirmation document, writing up data and analysis to date
Sept 05 Analysing interview data, preparing QualIT / Discourse Analysis conference submissions
Aug 05 Second data collection Hutchison 2005 H1 Results Announcement - Sydney
Aug 05 Provided preliminary results to innovator interviewees, discussed Aust Fin Review
14-17.07.05 Attended International Workshop on Evolutionary Macroeconomics at UQ
21.06.05 Received Distinction grades for Qualitative and Academic methods final papers
Mar - Jun 05 Phd Coursework - Qualitative, Quantitative, Academic methods
Feb 05 First data collection Hutchison 2004 Results Announcement - Sydney
Feb 05 Ethical committee grants clearance for research plan
Jan 05 Application for Ethical clearance for data collection | Info Sheet | Consent Form | Questions
Jan 05 Request to Hutchison for access to decision makers to interview @ 2004 Results announcement
Dec 04 STEP conference site here (STEP = Science, Technology and Economic Progress)
Nov 04 Critical literature review BSRB 7912 (BSRB7912) Paper (333k rtf)
Oct 04 Literature Review in progress (Draft v1.6 @25% complete)
Sep 04 Commence Literature Review
Aug 04 Ontology and Epistemology review (BSRB7912 Profile) Paper (rtf 316k)
July 04 Getting started / German sister's wedding trip
30.6.04 Advised Dr. David Rooney to act as Principal Supervisor
18.6.04 Advised Departmental interim approval for Phd
26.5.04 Submitted application to UQ Business School
25.5.04 Redrafting application
19.5.04 Talking to Economics, communication, marketing UQ staff re application
10.5.04 Draft Application for discussion to UQ Business - Peter Leisch
04.5.04 Two articles identified as final product template
29.4.04 Finalising final product template - journals reviewed, articles picked, copies to get.
29.3.04 Looking for a supervisor
30.3.04 Looking for two Tier 1 articles as a final product template
Next Step: Methodology Coursework Mar - Jun, 2005 Qualitative, Quantitative, Academic methods
Process - Initiation
After consideration of my ontology and epistemology (paper (316k rtf)), my move to emphasise the social construction viewpoint, and the initial consideration of the diffusion, disruptive innovation, and social construction of technology literature (paper (rtf 333k) - see output above), I have derived new formulations of my questions.
|OLD (May 04)||NEW (Dec 04)||Newer (Jul 05)||Newest (Sep 06)|
|How to accelerate diffusion?||How to accelerate diffusion?||Why do some innovations succeed?||How do consumers understand [the value in] a new technology?|
|Why should users adopt a radical techology?||How can users group together to add power to demand their needs are met?||Why do some innovations fail?|
|Is a high price strategy the most profitable? -> Does monopoly pricing delay diffusion?||How does monopoly pricing affect adopter attitudes? Does this attitude delay adoption?||What does your phone mean to you?|
|How much effect does price play?||How much effect does price play in attitude toward adoption?|
|Indivs vs orgs? How differ?||Focus on consumer only now, where there is a greater risk of a power gap|
|I am trying to learn about...|
(a.) diffusion of innovation
because I want to find out...
(b.) why a large group in a population suddenly accept a disruptive technology,
in order to help my readers understand,...
(c.) how they, as stakeholders, such as government, industry, and other enterpreneurs, can promote faster technology adoption (prev. takeup) of disruptive technology, eg 3G, grid computing, open source, broadband, videoconferencing, ebusiness, and why they should.
Peter Leisch (3365 7209), cluster leader, advised me (30.03.04) to review Tier 1 journals for two articles on my topic that get me excited. ie format, style, type of research. See possibles underlined in References below.
|a.||Administrative Science Quarterly (ASQ)||SS+H||HD28.A25||Cornell||Done Mar 2000 - Jun 2003 1hr 30.03.04||stats, few diagrams|
|b.||Academy of Management Review (AMR)||SS+H||HD28.A245||Briarcliff Manor||Done '99-'03 1hr 30.3.04||like HBR, but more refs|
|c.||Academy of Management Journal (AMJ)||ECOM||HD28.A24||Briarcliff Manor||Done '99-00, '01 #1-6, '02 #1-6, H2 '03 #1-3 1hr 30.03.04, 0.15 28.04.04||some diagrams, often v. simple, heavy stats, focus on process, many refs (30-50)|
|d.||Journal of Marketing||SS+H||HF5415.A2.J6||Chicago||Done '99-03, Jan '04 1.5hr 05.04.04|
|e.||Journal of International Business Studies||SS+H||HF5001.J693||Uni of Sth Carolina||Done '99 #1-4, '00 #1-4 '01 #1-4 '02 #1-4, '03 1-6, '04 #1 1.5hr 27.04.04||www.jibs.net|
|f.||Organizational Science||SS+H||HD28.O758||Providence, RI||Done '99 1,2,4-6, '00 1-6, '01 1-4,6, '02 1-5, '03 1-6, '04 1 1.5hr 17.04.04|
|g.||Organization Studies||SS+H||H62.O72||Berlin||Done '99 #1-6, '00 #1-4,6 '01 #1-6 '02 #1-6, '03 2-4,7-9, '04 #1,2 1.5hr 20.04.04||few diagrams|
|h.||Research Policy (RP)||SS+H||Q179.9.R49||Amsterdam||Done '99 1,2,4-8, '00 1-4,6,7,9 '01 1-9, '02 1-9, '03 1, 1.5hr 17.04.04, 0.45hr 28.04.04||'99-00 to binders, to review online rf 27.4.04 www.elsevier.com/locate/econbase|
|i.||R&D; Management (R&D;)||SS+H||T175.5.R15||Done '99 #1-4, '00 #1-4 '01 #1-4, '02 #1-5, '03 1-5, '04 #1 1.75hr 20.04.04||nice diagrams, less references, 'the interaction between strategy and policy in fostering, an deploying R&D; and innovation'|
- "path breaking original research"
- "investigates significant research question"
- "theoretically grounded [logical hypotheses]"
- "appropriate data"
- "state of the art empirical methods"
- "useful implications for ... practice"
- "clear statement of purpose"
- "key findings that imply new and surprising insights"
- "advance theory"
- "appropriate and concise literature review"
- "discuss core concepts"
- "alternative explanations"
- "draw out implications"
- "advance theory"
- "discuss implications"
|Answer already exists to question.||High impact / low probability||Restart / cancel|
|Assumption incorrect||High impact / medium probability||Rework, recollect data|
|Someone ahead publishes answer||High impact / low probability||Publish, compare and contrast|
|No method available to answer question||High impact / low probability||Negotiate with supervisors|
|No data eg no access to industry||High impact / medium probability||Recollect from user perspective|
|Higher priority overshadows||High impact / medium probability||Negotiate with supervisors|
|Results different from expected||Medium impact / high probability||Analyse and write up|
To Do: Best doctoral dissertation proposal - Marketing Science
Institute - 2004 Alden G.
Clayton Doctoral Dissertation
Proposal Competition - firstname.lastname@example.org - JM (due 31 July
Research priorities - Growth, Innovation and New Products(top tier), Pricing (3rd tier)
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