Characteristics and performance of businesses reporting research and development expenditure

Date published: 22 March 2022

This paper explores a cohort of businesses that carried out research and development over the period 2016-18. By linking data from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency’s research and development (R&D) survey and the Broad Economy Sales and Exports Statistics (BESES) a fuller and more detailed analytical picture of R&D businesses, their characteristics and level of growth was made possible.

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