Publication
Title
The ecology of technology
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Abstract
In organizational ecology, the focus is on the evolution of a population of organizations. Adopting a similar logic, we deal with the evolution of a Population (or set) of related of inventions. More specifically, by employing a Population perspective to technology, we aim to determine to what extent the pattern of technological growth call be attributed to the structural characteristics of the technology itself Through ail empirical investigation of patent data in the biotechnology industry, we show that a technology's internal (i.e., density and diversity) and external (i.e., crowding and status) characteristics have a significant effect on its growth rate. Finally, we discuss the implication of our findings for the development of what we coin the ecology of technology. Key words Population, Ecology, Technology, Technological growth
Language
English
Source (journal)
Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Innovation Management, vols. I and II, DEC 10-11, 2008, Maastricht, Netherlands
Publication
Wuhan : Wuhan univ technology press, 2008
ISBN
978-7-5629-2865-2
Volume/pages
(2008), p. 2357-2381
ISI
000263151801101
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 11.08.2017
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