The diffusion of the Bookstart programme in Taiwan : description, concepts and research design

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-127
Journal / PublicationJournal of Asian Public Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2014



Service delivery innovations have taken hold in local governments across the globe. Attention is largely focused on innovations in the West. This symposium of the Asian Journal of Public Policy provides evidence from Taiwan and examines an early years education programme called Bookstart. This introductory article presents a framework of competing concepts for the study of innovation diffusion. The framework draws attention to questions of partnership, organizational variables, personnel characteristics, constraints and opportunities in the external environment, knowledge utilization and the consequences of innovation. In conclusion, the common methods used in the studies are laid out and the articles described. © 2014 © 2014 Taylor & Francis.

Research Area(s)

  • Bookstart, external determinants, innovation diffusion, internal determinants

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