The Resource Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production, by Pasu Suntornpithug, (electronic resource)

Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production, by Pasu Suntornpithug, (electronic resource)

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Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production
Title
Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production
Statement of responsibility
by Pasu Suntornpithug
Title variation
Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the U.S. cotton production
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Thesis advisor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The study examines the farm level adoption and county level diffusion of three cotton biotechnologies in the US: insect resistant (Bollgard®), herbicide tolerance (Roundup Ready®), and stacked trait (Bollgard® & Roundup Ready®). Adoption and diffusion of these cotton biotechnologies are interdependent. A theoretical framework is developed to consider the adoption decision first. An optimal control model explains the effects of various learning mechanisms on the adoption of multiple, interdependent, and divisible innovations. Empirical specifications use a Generalized Method of Moments framework. Farmers are found to simultaneous adopt multiple technologies influenced by perceived economic gains, learning from own experience, and their neighbors' adoption. Other factors also influence adoption decision including: interdependencies among biotechnologies and certain agronomic practices (e.g. minimum tillage). Adoption is found to be scale neutral. Aggregate (county level) models confirm that potential economic gains, learning, innovation interdependencies and complementarities with agronomic practices drive the diffusion of the cotton biotechnologies
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
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Suntornpithug, Pasu
Dissertation year
2004.
Granting institution
Thesis (Ph.D.) University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kalaitzandonakes, Nicholas G.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cotton
Target audience
specialized
Label
Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production, by Pasu Suntornpithug, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 30, 2006)
  • Vita
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70236431
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Adoption and diffusion of agrobiotechnologies in the US cotton production, by Pasu Suntornpithug, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file viewed on (June 30, 2006)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
70236431
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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