Are Technological Innovations Contagious? Evidence From Sport Records

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  • Economics of Innovation and New Technology


  • In this paper we use world cycling records to study the pattern of technological development of the track bicycle. We find that there is a strong evidence of 'contagious' effects among cycling records which in turn provides indirect evidence of 'contagious' effects among technological innovations. Interestingly, the 'contagiousness' of records is not a salient characteristic of track and field competitions where, arguably, technology plays a smaller role.

fecha de publicación

  • 2000

Líneas de investigación

  • Cycling Records
  • Dynamics of Innovation
  • Technological Change

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  • 53

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