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Technology and farm performance: paths of productive efficiences over time

Shand, Rick; Kalirajan, Kaliappa


The focus of this paper is the process of adjustment of farm performance to disequilibrium with new technology over time, which has been a subject of speculation till now. It shows that, left to learn from their own experience, farmers will be slow to realise the full technical potential of a new technology. Drawing on theories of intra-firm diffusion, the hypotheses tested in this paper using data from India are: (1) initial overall farm performances are characterised by modest and widely...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Agricultural Economics
DOI: 10.1016/S0169-5150(00)00077-3


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