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  • 1 University of Malaya Department of Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Science 50603 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • 2 University of Malaya Faculty of Economics and Administration 50603 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
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Abstract  

Through theoretical analysis and empirical demonstration, this paper attempts to model the behavior of science and technology by investigating the self-propagating behavior of their diffusion for South Korea, Malaysia and Japan. The dynamics of the self-propagating behavior were examined using the logistic growth function within a dynamic carrying capacity, while allowing for different effectiveness of potential influence of science and technology producers on potential adopters. Evidence suggests that the self-propagating growth function is particularly relevant for countries with advanced science and technology, like Japan. While self-propagating growth was also found for South Korea, the diffusion process remained fairly static for Malaysia.