The Effect of Social Networks on the Diffusion of Innovation

사회네트워크가 혁신확산에 미치는 영향

  • 이규현 (한남대학교 경영학부, 서울대학교) ;
  • 오장균 (한남대학교 경영학부)
  • Published : 2000.07.01


We focus on the investigations of the effect of social networks on the diffusion of innovations, in order to successfully bring innovations into markets. We begin with consideration of social system from Rogers(1995)' perspective, which includes the fifty-year sequential tradition of diffusion studies, and expand the conceptualization into a framework for thinking about the effect of social networks on the diffusion of innovations. We draw upon basic ideas from the research traditions of social network theory in sociology, and social identity theory in social psychology. Finally, we offer propositions for the future empirical researches. A better understanding of social networks can complement research on the diffusion of innovations and help in the development of a universal model of consumer response to innovations.