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Determinants of the acceptance of sustainable production strategies among dairy farmers : development and testing of a modified technology acceptance model

(2017) SUSTAINABILITY. 9(10).
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An extended version of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was applied by means of Structural Equation Modelling to testing various hypotheses on attitudes and intentions of dairy farmers towards three novel sustainable production strategies, as well as the influence of organic practices and collaborative behaviours, such as information sharing with supply-chain partners. Data on the acceptance of three sustainable production strategies, namely Agro-forestry, Alternative protein source, and Prolonged maternal feeding were collected by a survey of dairy farmers in six European Union (EU) countries (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, United Kingdom). We found that perceived usefulness is the key determinant of acceptance, while the intention to adopt a sustainable production strategy may derive from the influence of opinions (and behaviours) of relevant others (e.g., leading dairy farmers, family members, advisors) showing the role of interactions among farmers and other stakeholders in the adoption of innovations. Finally, the perceived usefulness of all of the investigated strategies is higher for organic farmers, while collaborative patterns reduce the impact of subjective norm on usefulness and overall acceptance. Our findings should encourage policy makers to consider the important role of supply chain management practices, including collaboration, to enhance the sustainability of dairy farming systems.
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dairy farming, sustainability, organic farming, technology acceptance model, structural equation modeling, PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGIES, INFORMATION-TECHNOLOGY, USER ACCEPTANCE, PERCEIVED EASE, SUPPLY CHAINS, LOW-INPUT, INNOVATION, ADOPTION, PERCEPTIONS, EXTENSION

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Naspetti, Simona, Serena Mandolesi, Jeroen Buysse, Terhi Latvala, Philippa Nicholas, Susanne Padel, Ellen Van Loo, and Raffael Zanoli. 2017. “Determinants of the Acceptance of Sustainable Production Strategies Among Dairy Farmers : Development and Testing of a Modified Technology Acceptance Model.” Sustainability 9 (10).
APA
Naspetti, S., Mandolesi, S., Buysse, J., Latvala, T., Nicholas, P., Padel, S., Van Loo, E., et al. (2017). Determinants of the acceptance of sustainable production strategies among dairy farmers : development and testing of a modified technology acceptance model. SUSTAINABILITY, 9(10).
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Naspetti S, Mandolesi S, Buysse J, Latvala T, Nicholas P, Padel S, et al. Determinants of the acceptance of sustainable production strategies among dairy farmers : development and testing of a modified technology acceptance model. SUSTAINABILITY. 2017;9(10).
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Naspetti, Simona, Serena Mandolesi, Jeroen Buysse, et al. “Determinants of the Acceptance of Sustainable Production Strategies Among Dairy Farmers : Development and Testing of a Modified Technology Acceptance Model.” SUSTAINABILITY 9.10 (2017): n. pag. Print.
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  author       = {Naspetti, Simona and Mandolesi, Serena and Buysse, Jeroen and Latvala, Terhi and Nicholas, Philippa and Padel, Susanne and Van Loo, Ellen and Zanoli, Raffael},
  issn         = {2071-1050},
  journal      = {SUSTAINABILITY},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
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  title        = {Determinants of the acceptance of sustainable production strategies among dairy farmers : development and testing of a modified technology acceptance model},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su9101805},
  volume       = {9},
  year         = {2017},
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