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Sustainability 2017, 9(12), 2216;

Drivers for the Adoption of Different Eco-Innovation Types in the Fertilizer Sector: A Review

University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Am Krümpel 31, 49090 Osnabrück, Germany
Management Studies Group, Wageningen University, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 Wageningen, The Netherlands
Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn, Meckenheimer Allee 174, 53115 Bonn, Germany
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Received: 6 September 2017 / Revised: 13 November 2017 / Accepted: 28 November 2017 / Published: 30 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Wildlife)
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Numerous innovations have been developed in the fertilizer and plant nutrition area in recent decades. However, the adoption of many new products and techniques at farm level is still low. In this paper, based on a literature review, we explore the main drivers for innovation adoption or rejection. By splitting up the extant research landscape into disruptive and continuous innovations and innovation types (product, process and innovation of other types), we aim to identify drivers explaining innovation adoption in the fertilizer sector in particular and in the agricultural sector in general. View Full-Text
Keywords: plant nutrition; technology acceptance; environment; innovation diffusion plant nutrition; technology acceptance; environment; innovation diffusion

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Hasler, K.; Olfs, H.-W.; Omta, O.; Bröring, S. Drivers for the Adoption of Different Eco-Innovation Types in the Fertilizer Sector: A Review. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2216.

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