The dynamics of rural and agricultural mechanization: The role of different actors in technical and institutional change

Ashford, T. and Biggs, S.D. (1992) The dynamics of rural and agricultural mechanization: The role of different actors in technical and institutional change. Journal of International Development, 4 (4). pp. 349-374.

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Abstract

This paper attempts to develop a framework to clarify some of the processes which take place in rural technological change. It moves beyond an acceptable description of dynamic interaction, towards a model based on states of dynamic disequilibrium, where analysis needs to focus on the forces which move the economy and give rise to changes in resource use and social welfare. An attempt has been made to model a part of what goes on inside the ‘black box’ of technical and institutional innovation: especially the way in which different private, government and non-government organizations interact over time, and how their aims and objectives are reflected through the dynamics of the mechanization process. Some lessons for practitioners involved in technological change are proposed, which may act as guidelines for policy analysis and implementation

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Economy, Dynamics, Technological change, Rural, Agricultural mechanization, Analysis
Author Affiliation: School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia
Subjects: Social Sciences
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Ms Ishrath Durafsha
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2015 04:25
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2015 04:25
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jid.3380040403
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/13366

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