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How predictable is technological progress?

Overview of attention for article published in Research Policy, April 2016
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 1,489)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
14 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
580 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
6 Google+ users
reddit
3 Redditors
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

dimensions_citation
51 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
256 Mendeley
Title
How predictable is technological progress?
Published in
Research Policy, April 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.respol.2015.11.001
Authors

J. Doyne Farmer, François Lafond

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Belgium 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 239 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 64 25%
Student > Master 54 21%
Researcher 33 13%
Student > Bachelor 29 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 8%
Other 55 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 40 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 39 15%
Unspecified 29 11%
Social Sciences 23 9%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 23 9%
Other 102 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 592. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 December 2018.
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#9,685
of 12,383,573 outputs
Outputs from Research Policy
#2
of 1,489 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#238
of 222,658 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Research Policy
#1
of 36 outputs
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