Informational Cascades and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Greek and German Organic Growers

@inproceedings{Chatzimichael2014InformationalCA,
  title={Informational Cascades and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Greek and German Organic Growers},
  author={Konstantinos Chatzimichael and Margarita Genius and Vangelis Tzouvelekas},
  year={2014}
}
The present study aims to empirically analyze the effect of social interactions and conversion subsidies on the adoption rates of organic farming practices in two samples of olive and cereal growers in Greece and Germany, respectively. To this end we construct two alternative indicators to capture informational cascades created in rural areas. The first indicator is based on demographic characteristics while the other one on profitability considerations since farmers are likely to imitate the… CONTINUE READING

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