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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 1,370)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

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

Readers on

mendeley
231 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, Francois Lafond, François Lafond

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 5 2%
United States 4 2%
Germany 2 <1%
Estonia 1 <1%
Luxembourg 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 210 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 57 25%
Student > Master 46 20%
Researcher 32 14%
Student > Bachelor 26 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 19 8%
Other 51 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 39 17%
Engineering 36 16%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 23 10%
Social Sciences 22 10%
Unspecified 21 9%
Other 90 39%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 604. 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 04 April 2018.
All research outputs
#7,995
of 11,503,319 outputs
Outputs from Research Policy
#2
of 1,370 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#232
of 218,630 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Research Policy
#1
of 27 outputs
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