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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 1,550)
  • 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
4 blogs
twitter
579 tweeters
facebook
4 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
6 Google+ users
reddit
3 Redditors
video
3 video uploaders

Citations

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53 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
279 Mendeley
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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

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 279 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 1%
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 1%
Unknown 260 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 71 25%
Student > Master 52 19%
Researcher 37 13%
Student > Bachelor 30 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 8%
Other 67 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 44 16%
Business, Management and Accounting 43 15%
Unspecified 38 14%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 28 10%
Social Sciences 26 9%
Other 100 36%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 596. 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 10 April 2019.
All research outputs
#10,537
of 12,982,360 outputs
Outputs from Research Policy
#2
of 1,550 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#229
of 215,612 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Research Policy
#1
of 37 outputs
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