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dc.contributor.authorOlbrich, Rolanden_US
dc.contributor.authorQuaas, Martin F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBaumgärtner, Stefanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-17T12:54:31Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-17T12:54:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/57142-
dc.description.abstractWe empirically study personal norms of sustainability, conceptualized according to the normactivation theory and operationalized under the notion of strong ecological-economic sustainability, for commercial cattle farmers in semi-arid rangelands of Namibia, a system that is subject to extensive degradation. We characterize farmers' personal norms, study their determinants, and analyze their impact on actual management based on the dual-preferences model. We find personal norms of sustainability that are heterogeneous across farmers, but vary little with socio-demographic or environmental characteristics. We find no evidence for a significant impact of personal norms on actual management behavior, which may be due to farmers not feeling capable for averting adverse long-term consequences of their management. This may contribute to the observed degradation of rangelands in Namibia.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUniv., Inst. für Volkswirtschaftslehre Lüneburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Lüneburg Working Paper Series in Economics 209en_US
dc.subject.jelD63en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.jelQ57en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordcommercial cattle farmingen_US
dc.subject.keywordNamibiaen_US
dc.subject.keywordnorm-activation theoryen_US
dc.subject.keywordpersonal normsen_US
dc.subject.keyworddual-preferences modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordsemi-arid rangelandsen_US
dc.subject.keywordsustainabilityen_US
dc.subject.stwWeidewirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwRinderhaltungen_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirteen_US
dc.subject.stwUmweltbewusstseinen_US
dc.subject.stwNachhaltige Entwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaftliche Bodennutzungen_US
dc.subject.stwBodenbelastungen_US
dc.subject.stwNamibiaen_US
dc.titlePersonal norms of sustainability and their impact on management: The case of rangeland management in semi-arid regionsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn666696721en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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