Determinants of the Use of Information: An Empirical Study of German Pig Farmers

Due to growing expectations for quality and safety of food products and an increasing demand for more transparent food supply chains, pork production faces new challenges. In the course of this development, chain-wide communication has gained importance in agribusiness. Nonetheless, existing approaches focus primarily on information supply, whereas the use of information for managerial decision-making has only rarely been highlighted. This research gap is addressed in this paper on the basis of a large-scale empirical study of animal health management on Ger-man pig farms. By applying factor and multinomial logistic regression analyses, this study identifies determinants of the use of information as well as ways to improve information use on farms. It shows that factors like intrinsic motivation and farmer’s competence have a significant influence on information use.


Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Feb 15 2012
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
(ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/120858
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 15, Issue 1
Page range:
51-72
Total Pages:
22
Note:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review is published quarterly by IFAMA. www.ifama.org
Series Statement:
Volume 15
Issue 1




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