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dc.contributor.authorZhao, Jinhuaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:28:20Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:28:20Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291907227en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63317-
dc.description.abstractAn important channel through which globalization affects poverty is introducing new technologies to developing countries. Adoption of new technologies can be hindered by uncertainties about their efficiency. This paper studies the role of information exchange between adopters and others about a new technology and about each other’s likelihood of adoption. We show that information about the technology can reduce adoption at the beginning of the diffusion process and increase adoption later. Information about each other increases adoption at the beginning and reduces adoption later on. We also discuss ways to promote adoption, including initial information provision, timing communication about the technology and about each farmer, and compensating early adopters for their information services. – ICT ; diffusion ; globalization ; econometric methodsen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2005/41en_US
dc.subject.jelO33en_US
dc.subject.jelC11en_US
dc.subject.jelI32en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwArmuten_US
dc.subject.stwTechnischer Fortschritten_US
dc.subject.stwInformationstechniken_US
dc.subject.stwInformationsverbreitungen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsländeren_US
dc.titleThe role of information in technology adoption under povertyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn500822670en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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