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dc.contributor.authorJabbar, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorBeyene, H.
dc.contributor.authorMohamed-Saleem, M.A.
dc.contributor.authorGebreselassie, S.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-31T06:08:22Z
dc.date.available2014-10-31T06:08:22Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/49769
dc.description.abstractThe literature on technology adoption distinguishes between diffusion (generally viewed as a dynamic process) and adoption (usually seen as static and specific to a point in time). Consistent with this, empirical studies on agricultural technology adoption generally divide a population into adopters and non-adopters, and analyse the reasons for adoption and non-adoption at a point in time, principally in terms of the socio-economic characteristics of the studied population. This study discusses the deficiencies of static approaches to technology adoption, particularly at the early stages of diffusion. It proposes a dynamic approach to technology adoption in which information gathering, learning and experience play pivotal roles. The characteristics of both the user and the technology are considered important in explaining adoption behaviour and the resultant pathway of adoption. The proposed approach has implications for the time frame and potential impact of new technology adoption.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherILRI
dc.relation.ispartofseriesILRI-LPA Brief;16
dc.subjectVERTISOLS
dc.subjectAGRICULTURE
dc.subjectTECHNOLOGY
dc.subjectSOIL MANAGEMENT
dc.subjectETHIOPIA
dc.subjectPOLICIES
dc.titleAdoption pathways for new agricultural technologies: An approach and an application to Vertisol management technology in Ethiopia
dc.typeBrief
cg.subject.ilriAGRICULTURE
cg.subject.ilriSOILS
cg.identifier.statusOpen Access
cg.identifier.googleurlhttps://books.google.com.et/books?id=6SvtLefRZyoC


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