International comparison of R&D investment by European, US and Japanese companies
by M.R. Martinez-Torres, S.L. Toral
International Journal of Technology Management (IJTM), Vol. 49, No. 1/2/3, 2010

Abstract: Looking across the rapidly developing world, it is even more crucial for companies to benchmark their R&D investment against best international practice in their sector and to understand the ways in which their R&D investment will affect future business performance. The globalisation of technology requires a global analysis involving companies all over the world. In this study, top R&D European, US and Japanese companies are analysed and compared using R&D investment scoreboard reports. The main objective consists of extracting clusters of companies with similar R&D policies and comparing the obtained clusters with the major developed economic areas. Results will characterise companies in accordance with different R&D profiles, highlighting some asymmetries in the three major economic areas analysed.

Online publication date: Sat, 06-Apr-2013

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