This paper examines several factors that might influence a researcher's likelihood of continuing with a particular avenue of research and development. Using the literature as a source of data to measure researcher contribution spans in the development of cochlear implants, specific hypotheses regarding the determinants of persistence are develped and empircally tested. The results not only provide the basis for developing a theory of researcher persitence, but also provide a means to track the emergence of technologies and shape their evolution. Oxford University Press.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Economics and Econometrics