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The research identifies factors influencing the adoption of computers, internet and farm accounting software at the glasshouse holdings of the Belgian FADN. Hypotheses based on the innovation diffusion theory are tested using logit models. Data for the research are obtained from accounting data and personal interviews with 148 firm managers. The results indicate that the probability of computer adoption is significantly influenced by business size, importance of ‘creativity and innovation’, education level and computer training of the firm manager and the partner. Adoption of internet is positively related to computer training of the firm manager, ‘creativity and innovation’, ’growth’, ‘stabilisation’ and negatively related to ‘intrinsic objectives’(being independent). The intention to adopt farm accounting software is positively related to a favourable attitude towards accountancy and ‘intrinsic objectives’.
Originele taal-2Engels
TitelProceedings of the 'Third European Conference of the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment - EFITA 2001
EditorsJérôme Steffe, Francis Sévila
Plaats productieMontpellier, France
Publicatiedatumjun-2001
StatusGepubliceerd - jun-2001
Event3rd European Conference of the European Federation for Information Technology in Agriculture, Food and the Environment - Montpellier, Frankrijk
Duur: 18-jun-200120-jun-2001

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