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Innovation adoption in agriculture: innovators, early adopters and laggards

Innovation adoption in agriculture: innovators, early adopters and laggards
Innovation adoption in agriculture: innovators, early adopters and laggards
This paper analyses the choice of a farmer to be an innovator, an early adopter or a laggard (an adopter of mature technologies or a non-adopter) in the adoption of innovations that are available on the market. We estimate a nested logit model with data from a large sample of Dutch farmers. We find that structural characteristics (farm size, market position, solvency, age of the farmer) explain the difference in adoption behaviour between innovators and early adopters on the one hand and laggards on the other. We also find that early adopters and innovators do not differ from each other regarding these structural characteristics. However, they appear to differ in behavioural characteristics: innovators make more use of external sources of information and they are more involved in the actual development of innovations
innovation, adoption, nested logit model, agriculture, The Netherlands
0755-9208
29-50
Diederen, Paul
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Van Meijl, Hans
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Wolters, Arjan
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Bijak, Katarzyna
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Diederen, Paul
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Van Meijl, Hans
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Wolters, Arjan
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Bijak, Katarzyna
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Diederen, Paul, Van Meijl, Hans, Wolters, Arjan and Bijak, Katarzyna (2003) Innovation adoption in agriculture: innovators, early adopters and laggards. Cahiers d’Economie et Sociologie Rurales, 67 (2), 29-50.

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This paper analyses the choice of a farmer to be an innovator, an early adopter or a laggard (an adopter of mature technologies or a non-adopter) in the adoption of innovations that are available on the market. We estimate a nested logit model with data from a large sample of Dutch farmers. We find that structural characteristics (farm size, market position, solvency, age of the farmer) explain the difference in adoption behaviour between innovators and early adopters on the one hand and laggards on the other. We also find that early adopters and innovators do not differ from each other regarding these structural characteristics. However, they appear to differ in behavioural characteristics: innovators make more use of external sources of information and they are more involved in the actual development of innovations

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Published date: 2003
Keywords: innovation, adoption, nested logit model, agriculture, The Netherlands
Organisations: Centre of Excellence for International Banking, Finance & Accounting

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Local EPrints ID: 361320
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/361320
ISSN: 0755-9208
PURE UUID: 47345285-8349-4e64-846c-8abe4b137a5e

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Date deposited: 23 Jan 2014 09:53
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 03:04

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Author: Paul Diederen
Author: Hans Van Meijl
Author: Arjan Wolters
Author: Katarzyna Bijak

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