Rethinking the diffusion of innovations: Knowledge, opportunity and motivation in two case studies
CERSS Colloquium | 2017.8.28

Date & Time : 2017. 8. 28 (Mon) 10:30-12:00

Location: Hokkaido University, Faculty of Letters, room E304

Participants: Masaki Yuki, Masanori Takezawa, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Hideki Ohira, and other 6 participants (total 10 participants)

Speaker: Dr. Bret Beheim (Senior Research Scientist, Department of Human Behavior, Ecology, and Culture, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany)

Title: Rethinking the diffusion of innovations: Knowledge, opportunity and motivation in two case studies

Abstract: Humans excel at complex modifications of their phenotypes through new ideas and new technology. Here I present work on two ongoing empirical projects on the decision-making process involved in the adoption of new, potentially risky, technologies in East Asia and lowland Bolivia. I will also mention a few technological adoptions of my own, towards greater transparency and reproducibility of quantitative social science.



Asuka Murata, Assistant Professor of Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences
e-mail: asukamurata"at"lynx.let.hokudai.ac.jp