Factors affecting innovation and imitation of ICT in the agrifood sector

Nikolaos Petridis, Georgios Digkas, Leonidas Anastasakis

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Diffusion of innovations has gained a lot of attention and concerns different scientific fields. Many studies, which examine the determining factors of technological innovations in the agricultural and agrifood sector, have been conducted using the widely used Technology Accepted Model, for a random sample of farmers or firms engaged in agricultural sector. In the present study, a holistic examination of the determining factors that affect the propensity of firms to innovate or imitate, is conducted. The diffusion of ICT tools of firms which are engaged in the NACE 02/03 as well as in the NACE 10/11 classifications for 49 heterogeneous national markets is examined, using the Bass model. The innovation parameter is positively associated with rural income, female employment, export activity and education of farmers, while the imitation parameter is increased in countries whose societies are characterized by uncertainty avoidance.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Operations Research
Early online date9 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jun 2018

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Innovation
Imitation
Factors
Farmers
Uncertainty avoidance
Technological innovation
Propensity
Bass model
Diffusion of innovation
Rural income
Agricultural sector
Female employment
Education

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© The Author(s) 2018. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.

Funding: H2020 European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Grant number 688813.

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