MODIFYING THE NEO-CLASSICAL APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION WITH BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE MODELS

The dualistic nature of humans has been recognized for centuries. The intriguing question is the extent to which the human being with her/his display of concern for others can simultaneously act as an egoist, the latter being descriptive of the homo oeconomicus rendition of the human. Multiple utility theory suggests a way to approach research on such issues. A test case of water conserving technology adaptation behavior by Florida growers is examined. Empirical evidence supports moving toward an expanded version of the mono-utility or I-utility model to include a We-utility.


Issue Date:
1995-07
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/15322
Published in:
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Volume 27, Number 1
Page range:
67-80
Total Pages:
14




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