On the classification of industrial R & D

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Albert N. Link, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: There is a long history of debate about the appropriateness of the National Science Foundation's classification of industrial R&D into the categories of basic research, applied research, and development. This paper presents empirical evidence that this classification accurately describes the scope of R&D that is self-financed and conducted in most industrial firms. However, larger firms are more likely to disagree about the appropriateness of the classification, and the disagreement relates in large part to the narrowness of the definition of development.

Additional Information

Research Policy, 1996, 25(3): 397-401
Language: English
Date: 1996
R and D, industrial research, National Science Foundation classification

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