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Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society
Volume 2013, Article ID 148398, 17 pages
Research Article

A Dynamical Innovation Diffusion Model with Fuzzy Coefficient and Its Application to Local Telephone Diffusion in China

1Uncertainty Decision-Making Laboratory, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610064, China
2Department of Management, Guangxi University of Science and Technology, Liuzhou 545006, China

Received 5 July 2012; Revised 3 December 2012; Accepted 5 December 2012

Academic Editor: Xiang Li

Copyright © 2013 Zhigao Liao et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper studies the innovation diffusion problem with the affection of urbanization, proposing a dynamical innovation diffusion model with fuzzy coefficient, and uses the shifting rate of people from rural areas stepping into urban areas to show the process of urbanization. The numerical simulation shows the diffusion process for telephones in China with Genetic Algorithms and this model is effective to show the process of innovation diffusion with the condition of urbanization process.