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Patterns of investing into business R&D in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-01T08:15:14Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-01T08:15:14Z
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.subject RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) 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 N/A en
dc.Volume 13(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2019/20 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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