Vol. 10 No. 1 (2022): Business & Management Studies: An International Journal
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Essentials of sustainable development: SMEs and R&D. A research to determine the barriers to R&D in SMEs

Güzide Karakuş
Assist. Prof. Dr., Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey
Kasım Güneş
Graduate student, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

Published 2022-03-26

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Karakuş, G., & Güneş, K. (2022). Essentials of sustainable development: SMEs and R&D. A research to determine the barriers to R&D in SMEs. Business &Amp; Management Studies: An International Journal, 10(1), 22–40. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v10i1.1905

Abstract

This study aims to determine the obstacles to SMEs' R&D activities, which have an essential role in sustainable development. In this direction, Turkey performed a descriptive multi-case analysis to determine the barriers to R&D success. The results achieved in line with the research design consisting of literature review, interview and document review, interview, analysis and evaluation stages are as follows. Obstacles to R&D activities in SMEs are classified into four categories: human capital-related factors, cost-related factors, information-related factors and management-related factors. While outlining these categories in the conclusion section, thoughts and suggestions of R&D professionals are also embraced.

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