Innovation and Diffusion Models in Policy Research. Dr. Khaled F. Sherif. Innovation. Innovation – a program that is new to the government adopting it. Adoption of a new program by a state is explained by internal determinants and diffusion models.
Dr. Khaled F. Sherif
Diffusion – the process by which an innovation is communicated through certain channels over time among the members of a social system
States emulate each other for one of these basic reasons: