publication . Article . 2012

What Is a ‘Policy Insight’?

Lane, David;
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  • Published: 16 Oct 2012 Journal: Systems Research and Behavioral Science, volume 29, pages 590-595 (issn: 1092-7026, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
The paper by Kopainsky et al., 2012 walks the long difficult road of rigorous socio-technical analysis before arriving at a simply stated conclusion about the adoption of improved maize varieties: that the existence of a strong reinforcing loop around trust creation is crucial. They say, ‘the social dynamics of trust building has the power to over-ride utility evaluations in the adoption decision’ (Kopainsky et al., 2012 p. 575–589). Certainly, some more detailed actions are necessary but ultimately, if the trust mechanism can be put in place, then ‘adoption of seed from improved maize varieties would become a self-sustaining growth process without the need of f...
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free text keywords: Strategy and Management, Information Systems and Management, General Social Sciences, Key policy, Psychology, Social dynamics, Positive economics, Conjoint analysis, Management science, System dynamics, Slogan
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