Adoption of agricultural innovations as a two-stage partial observability process

In this paper, we reconsider the appropriateness of certain statistical analyses in innovation adoption studies and suggest that partial observability models may sometimes be more useful. The proposed models allow for a flexible specification of the process of adoption from one stage to two stages, facilitate the modelling of non-adopters and remedy the violation of the assumption of full information. An application to the adoption of organic cultivation in Greece demonstrates the relative merits of the proposed analysis. © 2003 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.


Issue Date:
2003-05
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/177966
Published in:
Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 28, Issue 3
Page range:
187-196
Total Pages:
10
JEL Codes:
Q12; D21; C25




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