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Innovation behaviour at farm level: Selection and identification

  • Sauer, Johannes
  • Zilberman, David

Using a squential logit model and a mixed-effects logistic regression approach this empirical study investigates factors for the adoption of automatic milking technology (AMS) at the farm level accounting for problems of sequential sample selection and behaviour identification. The results suggest the importance of the farmer’s risk perception, significant effects of peer-group behaviour, and a positive impact of previous innovation experiences.

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Paper provided by German Association of Agricultural Economists (GEWISOLA) in its series 49th Annual Conference, Kiel, Germany, September 30-October 2, 2009 with number 53276.

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