Adoption of agricultural innovations as a two-stage partial observability process

  title={Adoption of agricultural innovations as a two-stage partial observability process},
  author={Efthalia Dimara and Dimitris Skuras},
In this paper, we reconsider the appropriateness of certain statistical analyses in innovation adoption studies and suggest that partial observability models may sometimes be more useful. The proposed models allow for a flexible specification of the process of adoption from one stage to two stages, facilitate the modelling of non-adopters and remedy the violation of the assumption of full information. An application to the adoption of organic cultivation in Greece demonstrates the relative… CONTINUE READING
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