Planting the Seed Corn

May 2009
Assembly;May2009, Vol. 52 Issue 5, p6
The author discusses the importance of research and development (R&D) to several companies to stay competitive during the economic recession. The author believes that cutting R&D programs by companies is detrimental to their operations in the long term and will exacerbate and prolong the recession. He highlights several surveys which confirm that several companies, such as Microsoft, Intel, Motorola and others, still spend on their R&D programs despite the recession.


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