How labor organization affects technological adoption. An empirical study on Integrated Pest Management (IPM)


Based on a theoretical model developed by the applicants, the aim of the research project is to test the developed hypotheses on labor organization and innovation. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) will be used as a case study, as it is a labor and skill intensive technology and adoption is likely to be affected by the organization and opportunity costs of labor. In order to test the hypotheses empirically, we will examine the adoption of IPM by farmers who participate in farmer field schools (FFS) in Southeast Asia.


Principal Investigators
Beckmann, Volker Dr. agr. (Details) (Resource Economics)

Duration of Project
Start date: 10/2004
End date: 11/2007

Publications
Beckmann, V. and Wesseler, J. (2003), How labour organization may affect technological adoption: an analytical framework analysing the case of integrated pest management. Environment and Development Economics 8, 437-450.

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