Constraints limiting innovation adoption in the north Queensland beef industry. I: A socio-economic means of maintaining a balanced lifestyle

Frank B.R. (1995) Constraints limiting innovation adoption in the north Queensland beef industry. I: A socio-economic means of maintaining a balanced lifestyle. Agricultural Systems, 47 3: 291-321. doi:10.1016/0308-521X(95)90745-F


Author Frank B.R.
Title Constraints limiting innovation adoption in the north Queensland beef industry. I: A socio-economic means of maintaining a balanced lifestyle
Journal name Agricultural Systems   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-521X
Publication date 1995
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0308-521X(95)90745-F
Volume 47
Issue 3
Start page 291
End page 321
Total pages 31
Subject 1102 Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology
1103 Clinical Sciences
Abstract Although technological innovations developed by research for the extensive beef industry may appear relevant and offer economic advantages, their lack of acceptance is of concern. This paper describes social and economic influences on the adoption behaviour of 68 cattle property managers in the Dalrymple and Bowen Shires of north Queensland, Australia. Managers were interviewed to test the general hypothesis that behaviour is a function of perceived reward at a particular place and time. Personal and situational variables influencing reward and behaviour varied inversely with the level of resources per production unit, and directly with economic scale, conceptual skill and level of pro-active management. However, reward influenced behaviour only when declining financial returns threatened environmental balance; and the reward differed for each innovation. Where there was a stable ecological balance, non-adoption was an intelligent response.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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