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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 1,434)
  • 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
586 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
6 Google+ users
reddit
3 Redditors
video
2 video uploaders

Citations

dimensions_citation
47 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
247 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 3 1%
Germany 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 227 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 25%
Student > Master 51 21%
Researcher 33 13%
Student > Bachelor 27 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 20 8%
Other 54 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Business, Management and Accounting 40 16%
Engineering 38 15%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 25 10%
Social Sciences 23 9%
Unspecified 23 9%
Other 98 40%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 597. 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
#8,732
of 11,850,255 outputs
Outputs from Research Policy
#2
of 1,434 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#239
of 228,210 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Research Policy
#1
of 30 outputs
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