Richer returns from R&D

Riese, Jens; Weskamp, Thomas; O'Driscoll, Cath
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/24/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 29, p22
Trade Publication
The article looks at results of the study conducted by McKinsey & Co. on whether chemical companies' research and development (R&D) investments have translated into returns that would meet investor expectations. 60% of the chemical companies surveyed failed to generate positive returns from their R&D investments, while another 20% earned only a marginally positive return. Research shows that returns on innovation investment vary by as much as a factor of five between leaders and laggards.


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