Are Technological Innovations Contagious? Evidence From Sport Records
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.
Volume (Year): 9 (2000)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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