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  • 181. ANALYSIS OF A RURAL WATER SUPPLY PROJECT IN THREE COMMUNITIES IN MALI: PARTICIPA...

    » Abstract This paper presents a qualitative assessment of the participatory water management strategies implemented at the community level in rural Mali through a water supply project — The West Africa Water Initiative (WAWI) — coordinated by World Vision International, a non‐governmental and humanitarian organization. Data for the study were generated through a combination of primary...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  183 engagements | 

  • 182. UNDERSTANDING THE DETERMINANTS OF MANAGERIAL OWNERSHIP AND THE LINK BETWEEN OWNE...

    » Abstract Both managerial ownership and performance are endogenously determined by exogenous (and only partly observed) changes in the firm’s contracting environment. We extend the cross sectional results of Demsetz and Lehn (1985), (Journal of Political Economy, 93, 1155–1177) and use panel data to show that managerial ownership is explained by key variables in the contracting environm...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  193 engagements | 

  • 183. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: AN ANALYSIS OF COM...

    » ABSTRACT This paper examines the scope, types, and degree of corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices currently employed in human resource management (HRM) in Spain, and its determinants. It analyses firm, employee, and job‐related characteristics which affect the implementation of CSR in HRM. It also offers an overview of the current situation regarding CSR in HRM for a wide range of eco...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  180 engagements | 

  • 184. EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF THE DETERMINANTS OF ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES ...

    » Purpose During the last decade, the practice of sustainability has been gradually adopted in the UK construction industry, with the increasing interest in the discourse of sustainable development. This paper therefore aims to investigate the role and ability of sustainable development based requirements – top management commitment, government regulations and construction stakeholder pressure...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  161 engagements | 

  • 185. SOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF ORGANIC COTTON ADOPTION IN BENIN, WEST AFRICA

    » Abstract Organic cotton relies on ecological processes and the use of natural resources to sustain the production system, unlike conventional cotton, mainly characterized by massive utilization of synthesis chemicals. In West Africa, where rural livelihoods are particularly vulnerable, organic cotton is expected to contribute not only to poverty reduction but also to strengthen households’ r...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  170 engagements | 

  • 186. COSTS AND EFFECTS IN LUMBAR SPINAL FUSION. A FOLLOW-UP STUDY IN 136 CONSECUTIVE ...

    » Abstract Although cost effectiveness is becoming the foremost evaluative criterion within health service management of spine surgery, scientific knowledge about cost patterns and cost effectiveness is limited. The aims of this study were (1) to establish an activity based method for costing at the patient level, (2) to investigate the correlation between costs and effects, (3) to investigate the i...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  161 engagements | 

  • 187. DETERMINANTS OF ADOPTION OF BIOSECURITY PRINCIPLES BY POULTRY FARMERS IN KWARA S...

    » Abstract The study assessed the determinant factors influencing the adoption of biosecurity principles by poultry farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria. ....Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  185 engagements | 

  • 188. RURAL MARKET IMPERFECTIONS AND THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONS IN COLLECTIVE ACTION TO ...

    » Abstract Many countries in sub‐Saharan Africa have liberalized markets to improve efficiency and enhance market linkages for smallholder farmers. The expected positive response by the private sector in areas with limited market infrastructure has however been very limited. The functioning of markets is constrained by high transaction costs and coordination problems along the production‐to‐co...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  174 engagements | 

  • 189. THE SOCIOECONOMIC DETERMINANTS OF CRIME. A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE

    » AbstractStarting from Becker’s seminal paper we review the first contributions to the economics of crime, stressing how with the first modelof criminal choice, due to Becker, the way of conceiving criminal behaviours has drastically changed. In fact, criminal choice ceases to be viewed as determined by mental illness or bad attitudes, but it is considered on the basis of a maximization probl...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  178 engagements | 

  • 190. DETERMINANTS OF CONSTRAINTS TO INFORMATION SOURCES UTILIZATION AMONG MAIZE FARME...

    » Abstract This study identified determinants of constraints to information sources utilization among maize farmers in Edo state, Nigeria. Data were collected from 150 randomly selected maize farmers with the aid of structured questionnaire validated by expert judgment, and analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean and Chi square for hypothesis testing. Results showed that majority (66.0%) (59.3%) ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  195 engagements | 

  • 191. DETERMINANTS OF ADOPTION OF AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION PACKAGE TECHNOLOGIES BY SMALL...

    » This study identified the socio economic factors that significantly influence adoption of agriculturalextension package technologies on sorghum crop production. Primary and secondary data werecollected for the study. In the sampling procedure, multi stage sampling procedure was used. Data wasanalyzed using both descriptive statistics and econometric models. In econometric models MultivariateProbit...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  231 engagements | 

  • 192. DETERMINANTS OF THE TRANSFER OF SUSTAINABILITY LEARNING IN AGRICULTURAL SECTOR O...

    » Abstract: (6973 Views) Literature review indicates that systemic agricultural human resource development interventions are rarely carried out in developing countries, and limited knowledge exists about how successful they are. Learning transfer is the generalization of material learned, such as skills acquired or knowledge gained in training, back to the job. The main aim of this study was to anal...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  172 engagements | 

  • 193. DETERMINANTS OF ADOPTION/UTILIZATION LEVEL AMONG BENEFICIARIES OF COCOYAM VALUE ...

    » Abstract The study examined the Factors Enhancing Adoption/Utilization Level of Beneficiaries of Cocoyam Value Addition Training in Ohafia Agricultural Zone, by National Root Crop Research Institute, Umudike in Abia State,...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  167 engagements | 

  • 194. A SURVEY OF THE LITERATURE ON ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION BASED ON MAIN PATH ANALYS...

    » Abstract This paper reviews the literature on environmental innovation (EI) and systematizes it by means of an original methodology identifying the main directions in which the literature on EI has developed over time. In order to do so, two algorithms are adopted and used to analyse a citation network of journal articles and books. The main path analysis reveals that this literature revolves arou...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  160 engagements | 

  • 195. ECONOMIC MELT DOWN AND DECLINE IN PINEAPPLE PRODUCTION: DETERMINANT OF PRODUCTIO...

    » ABSTRACTThis study was carried out to determine production inefficiency of pineapple –based alley cropping practices in CrossRiver State, Nigeria....Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  170 engagements | 

  • 196. THE COST EFFICIENCY OF TROUT FARMS IN THE BLACK SEA REGION, TURKEY

    » Abstract This research measured the cost efficiencies of trout farms and explored determinants of cost inefficiencies in the Black Sea Region, Turkey. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) was used to estimate efficiency measures of sample farms. The mean technical, allocative and cost efficiencies for trout farms were measured to be 0.82, 0.83 and 0.68, respectively. Efficiency analysis revealed that i...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  154 engagements | 

  • 197. DETERMINANTS OF ADOPTION OF SUSTAINABLE LAND MANAGEMENT SLM PRACTICES AMONG SMAL...

    » Abstract Land degradation in form of soil erosion and fertility loss are ruthless problems in developing countries including Ethiopian Highlands, which have serious implications for food security and livelihoods of local farmers in particular and the nation in general. Low land productivity due to land degradation in form of soil erosion is one of the leading challenges to improving the performanc...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  186 engagements | 

  • 198. ADOPTION PATTERN OF FERTILIZER TECHNOLOGY AMONG FARMERS IN THE ECOLOGICAL ZONES ...

    » Abstract Using data from a survey of farm operators in two major ecological zones of Osun State in south western Nigeria, this paper empirically evaluates the determinants of farmers’ fertiliser adoption decisions and the intensity of use of the technology using a Tobit regression model. With a multi stage sampling technique, data were collected with the aid of a structured questionnaire dra...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  194 engagements | 

  • 199. HEALTH COMMUNICATION EFFECTS ON FOOD SAFETY BEHAVIORS: A REGRESSION ANALYSIS OF ...

    » Abstract: We investigate the relationship between the adoption of practices shown to reduce the riskof aflatoxin consumption and several hypothesized protective factors—including exposure to socialand behavior change communication and beliefs about the danger and severity of consumption ofpotentially contaminated foodstuffs. The study utilizes cross sectional survey data collected fromrural ...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  176 engagements | 

  • 200. THE IMPACT OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS AND STATE CAPACITY ON ANTIRETROVIRAL DRUG C...

    » Abstract:Using a cross sectional regression model, we answer two questions related to the determinants of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART) coverage across 108 countries using 2006 and 2009 HAART data. The first asks how political institutions function to enable better HAART coverage outcomes; and the second asks whether countries with higher levels of state capacity tend to have high...Continue Reading »

    50 pages |  155 engagements | 

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