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The importance of being first: preemption by early adopters of farming innovations in Kenya

The importance of being first: preemption by early adopters of farming innovations in Kenya

Annals of the Association of American Geographers 75(1): 17-28

Current spatial diffusion theory largely overlooks the frequent cases of preemption of valuable innovations by early adopters. Instead, diffusion is generally assumed to be constrained mainly by non-receptive attitudes among potential adopters and by infrastructural factors, especially diffusion enabling institutions.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8306.1985.tb00055.x

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