Title: An analysis of entry and persistence among scientists in an emerging field of science - the case of neural networks
Authors: Rappa, Ma ×
Debackere, Koenraad #
Issue Date: Jul-1995
Publisher: Blackwell publ ltd
Series Title: R & d management vol:25 issue:3 pages:323-341
Abstract: This paper examines the influence scientists In their persistence in an area of research, and compares the experience of scientists who enter a field early with those scientists who follow in their footsteps once the field becomes widely accepted. Evidence is presented from an international survey of more than seven-hundred scientists working in the field of neural networks. After controlling for cohort and experience effects, the results suggest that early entrants as a group are indeed different in both their motivations to enter and their persistence to remain in the field. In general, compared with scientists who enter late, early entrants are significantly less influenced by the social dynamics of the research community.
ISSN: 0033-6807
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Managerial Economics, Strategy and Innovation (MSI), Leuven
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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