Joint Adoption of Microcomputer Technologies: An Analysis of Farmers' Decisions
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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|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|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Iowa State University, Dept. of Economics, 260 Heady Hall, Ames, IA 50011-1070|
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