Technology diffusion trajectories: New evidence

Michele Pezzoni, Reinhilde Veugelers, Fabiana Visentin

Research output: Non-textual / digital / web - outputsWeb publication/siteAcademic


The diffusion of novel technologies plays a crucial role in stimulating economic growth, but when a novel technology appears it is difficult to predict its later diffusion trajectory in terms of follow-on inventions. This column shows how the antecedents of a novel technology characterise its diffusion pattern by identifying the diffusion trajectories for a large sample of novel technologies using large-scale patent information. Riskier types of novel technologies, while having a larger technological impact, are taken up more slowly.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputBlog
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2019


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