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Priests of ProsperityHow Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World$
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Juliet Johnson

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781501700224

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9781501700224.001.0001

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(p.28) 2 Transplantation
Priests of Prosperity

Juliet Johnson

Cornell University Press

This chapter examines the art of transplantation, describing the three stages of the transplantation process. Transplantation is the art of moving ideas, policies, institutions, and practices from one environment to another. It engages both diffusion and convergence, examining how innovations spread and under what circumstances they take recognizably similar shape in multiple places. The first stage of the transplantation process (choice) concerns the initial decision to conduct a transplant. The second stage (transformation) concerns the active installation of the transplant. Finally, the third stage (internalization) concerns the sustainability of the transplant. A transplant's survival and development depends on various factors related to the skill of the transplanters and the environment's quality and compatibility.

Keywords:   transplantation, transplantation process, diffusion, convergence, innovations

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