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Patterns of investing into business R&D in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-25T14:15:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-25T14:15:17Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-01 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/14952
dc.description.abstract The paper explores the patterns of business investment in research and development (R&D) using evidence from companies in South Africa, in comparison with indicators for a number of other countries. This study covers the period 2006-2016, the studied companies were grouped by the amount of R&D expenditures (BERD), the number of reports on research performance for the first and last years of monitoring. A typical characteristic of private sector R&D activities is the uneven distribution of resources in space and time. The major financial and other assets are concentrated within few large companies from a limited number of industries, while the majority of small and medium-sized enterprises invest in R&D projects only sporadically, for a period of no more than two consequential years. Firms that perform R&D for longer periods invest in R&D incrementally and remain more persistent than enterprises performing less R&D for shorter time periods. In view of the common nature of a number of patterns, these observations suggest different approaches to policies supporting R&D performance in the business sector not only in South Africa, but also in other countries. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject BUSINESS en
dc.subject POLICY en
dc.title Patterns of investing into business R&D in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber KDBAAA en
dc.Volume 13(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 en
dc.ResearchGroup Research Use and Impact Assessment en
dc.ResearchGroup Center for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators en
dc.SourceTitle Foresight and STI Governance en
dc.ArchiveNumber 11018 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=21801 en
dc.PageNumber 51-60 en
dc.outputnumber 10125 en
dc.bibliographictitle Molotja, N., Parker, S. & Mudavanhu, P. (2019) Patterns of investing into business R&D in South Africa . <i>Foresight and STI Governance</i>. 13(3):51-60. en
dc.publicationyear 2019 en
dc.contributor.author1 Molotja, N. en
dc.contributor.author2 Parker, S. en
dc.contributor.author3 Mudavanhu, P. en

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