Social Networks and Technology Adoption

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Hogset, Heidi (2005)
  • Subject: Research and Development/Tech Change/Emerging Technologies,

This study analyzes social network effects on Kenyan smallholders' decision to adopt improved natural resource management techniques. These effects are decomposed into effects from social influence and learning through networks (strong ties), group effects, weak ties effects, informal finance, and conflicts arising from technological externalities, controlling for non-network effects.
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