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Modelling the adoption of organic horticultural technology in the UK using Duration Analysis

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  • Michael Burton

    (University of Western Australia,)

  • Dan Rigby
  • Trevor Young

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Duration Analysis, which allows the timing of an event to be explored in a dynamic framework, is used to model the adoption of organic horticultural technology in the UK. The influence of a range of economic and non-economic determinants is explored using discrete time models. The empirical results highlight the importance of gender, attitudes to the environment and information networks, as well as systematic effects that influence the adoption decision over the lifetime of the producer and over the survey period. Copyright 2003 Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society Inc. and Blackwell Publishing Ltd..

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  • Michael Burton & Dan Rigby & Trevor Young, 2003. "Modelling the adoption of organic horticultural technology in the UK using Duration Analysis," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 47(1), pages 29-54, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ajarec:v:47:y:2003:i:1:p:29-54
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    1. Michael Burton & Dan Rigby & Trevor Young, 1999. "Analysis of the Determinants of Adoption of Organic Horticultural Techniques in the UK," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(1), pages 47-63.
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