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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 629279, 7 pages
Research Article

Research of Innovation Diffusion on Industrial Networks

1School of Management and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210008, China
2School of Management, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang 212013, China

Received 10 January 2014; Revised 22 June 2014; Accepted 25 June 2014; Published 14 July 2014

Academic Editor: Chuandong Li

Copyright © 2014 Yongtai Chen and Shouwei Li. 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.


The real value of innovation consists in its diffusion on industrial network. The factors which affect the diffusion of innovation on industrial network are the topology of industrial network and rules of diffusion. Industrial network is a complex network which has scale-free and small-world characters; its structure has some affection on threshold, length of path, enterprise’s status, and information share of innovation diffusion. Based on the cost and attitude to risk of technical innovation, we present the “avalanche” diffusing model of technical innovation on industrial network.