Sequential technology implementation, network externalities, and risk: The case of automatic milking systems

Johannes Sauer, David Zilberman

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Abstract

Using random effects and mixed effects probit regression techniques, this empirical study investigates factors for technology adoption at the firm level. We account for problems of sequential technology implementation and behavior identification. Results underscore the importance of risks faced by the agents, the effects of network externalities and peer-group learning, and the positive influence of previous firm-specific innovation experiences.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-252
Number of pages20
JournalAgricultural Economics
Volume43
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Automatic milking systems
  • Mixed effects modeling
  • Risk
  • Technology adoption

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