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Joint Adoption of Microcomputer Technologies: An Analysis of Farmers' Decisions

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  • Huffman, Wallace
  • Mercier, S.

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This study presents an econometric examination of the joint decisions of farmers on the adoption of a microcomputer and (or) purchased computers services. The characteristics of a farmer--schooling, age, off-farm work--are shown to be important variables for explaining the odds of adopting purchased computers services only, a microcomputer only, and both computer technologies. Adoption of computer technologies seems to occur in farming operations where they can be expected to greatly enhance the efficiency.

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Paper provided by Iowa State University, Department of Economics in its series Staff General Research Papers with number 10989.

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Date of creation: 01 Aug 1991
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Publication status: Published in Review of Economics and Statistics, August 1991, vol. 73, pp. 541-546
Handle: RePEc:isu:genres:10989

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  2. Kuku, Yemisi & Orazem, Peter F. & Singh, Rajesh, 2004. "Computer Adoption and Returns in Transition," IZA Discussion Papers 1360, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  3. Margarita Genius & Christos Pantzios & Vangelis Tzouvelekas, . "Information Acquisition and Adoption of Organic Farming Practices: Evidence from Farm Operations in Crete, Greece," Working Papers, University of Crete, Department of Economics 0305, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
  4. Margarita Genius & Phoebe Koundouri & Celine Nauges & Vangelis Tzouvelekas, . "Information Transmission in Irrigation Technology Adoption and Diffusion: Social Learning, Extension Services, and Spatial Effects," DEOS Working Papers 1329, Athens University of Economics and Business.
  5. Souza Monteiro, Diogo M. & Caswell, Julie A., 2006. "Traceability Adoption at the Farm Level: An Empirical Analysis of the Portuguese Pear Industry," 2006 Annual meeting, July 23-26, Long Beach, CA 21132, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  6. Gloy, Brent A. & Akridge, Jay T., 2000. "Computer And Internet Adoption On Large U.S. Farms," International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IAMA), vol. 3(03).
  7. Mishra, Ashok K. & Park, Timothy A., 2005. "An Empirical Analysis of Internet Use by U.S. Farmers," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, vol. 34(2), October.
  8. Beneito, Pilar, 2003. "Choosing among alternative technological strategies: an empirical analysis of formal sources of innovation," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 32(4), pages 693-713, April.
  9. Hayashi Fumiko & Klee Elizabeth, 2003. "Technology Adoption and Consumer Payments: Evidence from Survey Data," Review of Network Economics, De Gruyter, De Gruyter, vol. 2(2), pages 1-16, June.
  10. Joost M.E. Pennings & Olga Isengildina-Massa & Scott H. Irwin & Philip Garcia & Darrel L. Good, 2008. "Producers' complex risk management choices," Agribusiness, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 24(1), pages 31-54.
  11. Smith, Elwin G. & Carew, Richard & Warner, Kace, 2013. "Decision Making among Canola Growers in the Prairie Provinces: The Impact of Farm and Grower Characteristics," 2013 Annual Meeting, August 4-6, 2013, Washington, D.C., Agricultural and Applied Economics Association 149834, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  12. Sabuhoro, Jean Bosco & Wunsch, Patti, 2003. "Computer Technology Adoption By Canadian Farm Businesses: An Analysis Based on the 2001 Census of Agriculture," Agriculture and Rural Working Paper Series 28039, Statistics Canada.

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