Qualifying threshold of “take-off” stage for successfully disseminated creative ideas

@article{Liang2019QualifyingTO,
  title={Qualifying threshold of “take-off” stage for successfully disseminated creative ideas},
  author={Guoqiang Liang and Haiyan Hou and Xiaodan Lou and Zhigang Hu},
  journal={Scientometrics},
  year={2019},
  pages={1-16}
}
The creative process is essentially Darwinian and only a small proportion of creative ideas are selected for further development. However, the threshold that identifies this small fraction of successfully disseminated creative ideas at their early stage has not been thoroughly analyzed through the lens of Rogers’s innovation diffusion theory. Here, we take highly cited (top 1%) research papers as an example of the most successfully disseminated creative ideas and explore the time it takes and… CONTINUE READING
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