The adoption and diffusion of strategic investments: The case of land leveling in central Arizona

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Title:
The adoption and diffusion of strategic investments: The case of land leveling in central Arizona
Author:
Anderson, David Philip, 1956-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Previous adoption and diffusion literature had only studied innovations oriented towards operating inputs. This thesis examines the adoption and diffusion of a strategic investment--land leveling. Logit analysis is used to identify the characteristics of adopters of dead level fields. The diffusion of dead level fields is fitted to a logistic function. The data revealed three intra-period diffusion curves that seem to be responses to non-relative price stimuli. The diffusion of the strategic investment--dead level fields--seems to be increased only by government action.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Economics, Agricultural.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Wilson, Paul N.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe adoption and diffusion of strategic investments: The case of land leveling in central Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorAnderson, David Philip, 1956-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, David Philip, 1956-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrevious adoption and diffusion literature had only studied innovations oriented towards operating inputs. This thesis examines the adoption and diffusion of a strategic investment--land leveling. Logit analysis is used to identify the characteristics of adopters of dead level fields. The diffusion of dead level fields is fitted to a logistic function. The data revealed three intra-period diffusion curves that seem to be responses to non-relative price stimuli. The diffusion of the strategic investment--dead level fields--seems to be increased only by government action.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, Agricultural.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorWilson, Paul N.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1340268en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26251565en_US
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