Neil Thompson

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)

Research Scientist

32 Vassar Street

G766

Cambridge, MA 02142

United States

http://www.neil-t.com

MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy

77 Massachusetts Avenue

50 Memorial Drive

Cambridge, MA 02139-4307

United States

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Scholarly Papers (10)

1.

Science Is Shaped by Wikipedia: Evidence From a Randomized Control Trial

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 5238-17
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 20 Sep 2017 Last Revised: 16 Aug 2019
Neil Thompson and Douglas Hanley
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and University of Pittsburgh
Downloads 3,242 (4,123)
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Wikipedia, Public Goods, Science, Dissemination of Knowledge, Innovation

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The Decline of Computers As a General Purpose Technology: Why Deep Learning and the End of Moore’s Law are Fragmenting Computing

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 12 Dec 2018
Neil Thompson and Svenja Spanuth
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and RWTH Aachen University
Downloads 2,251 (7,620)
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General Purpose Technology, Deep Learning, Moore's Law, Computer Chips, Processors, GPU, CPU, Economics of I.T., Information Technology

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The Economic Impact of Moore's Law: Evidence from When it Faltered

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 18 Jan 2017
Neil Thompson
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)
Downloads 934 (29,629)
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Moore's Law, Information Technology, Productivity Growth

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How to Measure and Draw Causal Inferences with Patent Scope

International Journal of the Economics of Business, 26(1) 5-38 (2019), Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Research Paper No. 19-29
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 30 May 2017 Last Revised: 05 Nov 2019
Jeffrey M. Kuhn and Neil Thompson
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School and MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)
Downloads 453 (76,495)
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patent scope, patents, causal inference, innovation, measurement, patent examiners, examiner toughness

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Decomposing the “Tacit Knowledge Problem:” Codification of Knowledge and Access in CRISPR Gene-Editing

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 21 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2020
Neil Thompson and Samantha Zyontz
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Stanford Law School
Downloads 285 (128,664)
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Technology Adoption, CRISPR, Experimentation, Genetic Engineering

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Trade-Offs in Firm Culture? Nope, You Can Have it All

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 20 Aug 2018
Donald N. Sull, Hyo Kang, Neil Thompson and Lucy Hu
MIT Sloan School of Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Amazon.com
Downloads 278 (132,107)
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Corporate Culture; Organizational Culture; Strategy Implementation; Management Practices; Survey Design

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Does Winning a Patent Race Lead to More Follow-On Innovation?

Journal of Legal Analysis, Volume 12, 2020, Pages 183–220, https://doi.org/10.1093/jla/laaa001
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2020
Neil Thompson and Jeffrey M. Kuhn
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School
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Patent Race, Intellectual Property, Innovation

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The Close Relationship Between Management Practices and Corporate Culture

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 11 Oct 2019
Donald N. Sull, Hyo Kang and Neil Thompson
MIT Sloan School of Management, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California and MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)
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Corporate culture; management practices; strategy

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Sourcing Innovation in the Digital Age

MIT Sloan Research Paper No. 6164-20
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 07 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 17 Oct 2020
Neil Thompson, Didier Bonnet and Sarah Jaballah
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), IMD and Capgemini Invent
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innovation sources, capabilities, digital, open innovation, competitive advantage

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University Licensing and the Flow of Scientific Knowledge

Thompson, Neil C., Ziedonis, Arvids A., Mowery, David C. (2018). University licensing and the flow of scientific knowledge. Research Policy. Vol 47(6), pp 1060-1069. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.03.008
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 17 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2020
Neil Thompson, Arvids A. Ziedonis and David C. Mowery
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), KU Leuven - Faculty of Economics and Business; Department of Management, Strategy, and Innovation and University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business
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University Research, Technology Transfer, Scientific Communication, Intellectual Property, Licensing, Material Transfer Agreements, Research Inputs, Research Tools