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Title
A multi-level model of emerging technology : an empirical study of the evolution of biotechnology from 1976 to 2003
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Abstract
In this paper, we develop an ecological, multi-level model that can be used to study the evolution of emerging technology. More specifically, by defining technology as a system composed of a set of interacting components, we can build upon the argument of multi-level density dependence from organizational ecology to develop a distribution-independent model of technological evolution. This allows us to distinguish between different stages of component development, which provides more insight into the emergence of stable component configurations, or dominant designs. We validate our hypotheses in the biotechnology industry by using patent data from the USPTO from 1976 to 2003.
Language
English
Source (journal)
PLoS ONE
Publication
2018
ISSN
1932-6203
Volume/pages
13 :5 (2018) , p. 1-27
Article Reference
e0197024
ISI
000433084300022
Pubmed ID
29795575
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 15.11.2021
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