The literature on diffusion has shown that, for some firms, the adoption of a technology can take place many years after the beginning of the diffusion process, or it can even never take place. Our objective in this paper is to provide evidence that firm's different access to information conditions the probability of technology adoption. We identify two mechanisms through which a given firm could obtain information on the existence and profitability of the technology: foreign activities and collaboration agreements. Our findings have implications for the study of technology diffusion and for the explanation of differences in firm's resource endowments. © 2012 ACEDE.
Gómez, J., Salazar, I., & Vargas, P. (2012). El acceso a canales de información y la adopción de tecnologías de proceso. Cuadernos de Economia y Direccion de La Empresa, 15(4), 169–180. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cede.2012.04.003