Place of Research and Development Activity in the Development Policy of Enterprises

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In this article the author verifies the thesis that the commonness of investing in research and development activity (R&D) in enterprises operating in the Member States of the European Union is variable and diverse. The basis of such verification is an statistical-comparative analysis of the results of the empirical researches on innovative trends in EU companies. The study was conducted in February 2015 by TNS Political & Social in 28 Member States of the European Union, Switzerland and the United States. Analysis of the commonness of investing in R&D in enterprises is carried out in the following 3 dimensions:1) the commonness of investing in R&D according to the country, 2) the commonness of investing in R&D according to the category of enterprises, 3) the turnover invested in R&D according to the country. The results of the studies confirmed the research thesis.

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