ASyD

ISSN: 1870-5472

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Volumen 13, Número 2. Abr-Jun 2016

INNOVATION NETWORKS IN LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION GROUPS FOR TECHNOLOGICAL VALIDATION AND TRANSFERENCE IN MÉXICO

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Livestock Groups for Technological Validation and Transfer (Grupos Ganaderos de Validación y Transferencia de Tecnología, GGAVATT), have been evaluated in technical, productive and economic terms, but there are few studies about the social aspects that influence the adoption of technology. This research had the objective of understanding the changes in the structure of the network, in the social interactions and the socioeconomic characteristics of the producers who implemented the GGAVATT model and their relation with the adoption of technology. The hypothesis set out was that changes in the adoption of technology in producers who implemented the GGAVATT are influenced by changes in the structure of the network, the social interactions and the socioeconomic characteristics. Twenty-six producers from the GGAVATTs “Tepetzintla”, “Vía Corta” and “Caprinocultores Unidos Región Montañosa de Veracruz”, were interviewed. It was found that the adoption of technology was associated to the increase in the size of the network and social interactions, and with few changes in the central actors. The adoption of technology is positively associated with education, and is inversely proportional to the age of the producers; it is also influenced by the scale of production and management. It is concluded that the GGAVATT model has made more dynamic the adoption of technology, increasing the social network and interactions, a process influenced by the socioeconomic and technical productive characteristics.

Palabras clave: adoption of technology, density, nodal degree, intermediation.

Volumen 13, Número 2

Volumen 13, Número 2
Abr-Jun 2016


Director

Said Infante Gil


Director de ASyD

Benito Ramírez Valverde


Comité Asesor Editorial Interno

Ma. Eugenia Chávez Arellano
Juan Antonio Leos Rodríguez
Jaime Matus Gardea
Jacinta Palerm Viqueira
Verónica Vázquez García
Emma Zapata Martelo
Pilar Alberti Manzanares
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