The impact of different configuration of capital endowments on farmers’ ecological production behavior: evidence from central china

Authors: Jinhua Xie*, Huazhong Agricultural University
Topics: Land Use, China, Earth Science
Keywords: Capital endowments, Configuration, Ecological production behavior, Fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/7/2020
Start / End Time: 2:25 PM / 3:40 PM
Room: Capitol Ballroom 5, Hyatt Regency, Fourth Floor
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Abstract: Despite an increasing concern on the effect of capital endowments on farmers’ production behaviors, it is still empirically unclear that how combinations of different types capital endowments could contribute to farmers’ ecological production behaviors (EPB). To bridge this knowledge gap, this study aims to investigate how the combinations of five types of capital endowment (i.e., natural capital, human capital, physical capital, financial capital, social capital) shape farmers’ EPB through a configurational approach. On this basis, this study collects geographic and behavioral data from central China (major grain production area), which involves typical landforms such as plains and mountains. The results, obtained by the fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis, reveals the configurational combinations of capital endowments that could result in a high level of farmers’ EPB. This study contributes to the cleaner production literature by empirically presenting a configurational solution for promoting EPB in rural areas.

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