The adoption and diffusion of strategic investments: The case of land leveling in central Arizona
AdvisorWilson, Paul N.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractPrevious adoption and diffusion literature had only studied innovations oriented towards operating inputs. This thesis examines the adoption and diffusion of a strategic investment--land leveling. Logit analysis is used to identify the characteristics of adopters of dead level fields. The diffusion of dead level fields is fitted to a logistic function. The data revealed three intra-period diffusion curves that seem to be responses to non-relative price stimuli. The diffusion of the strategic investment--dead level fields--seems to be increased only by government action.
Degree ProgramGraduate College