INTERVIEWER: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TO THE RESPONDENT BEFORE PROCEEDING:
I would now like to ask you questions related to spending on research and development activities.
Over the last three years, did this establishment spend on research and development activities within the establishment?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
1) INTERVIEWER: THIS SECTION SHOULD BE ANSWERED BY RESPONDENTS THAT REPORTED SPENDING ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN QUESTION H.6 IN THE MAIN QUESTIONNAIRE.
IF THE RESPONDENT DID NOT REPORT SPENDING ON RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES IN QUESTION H.6 IN THE MAIN QUESTIONNAIRE, GO TO SECTION ACQUISITION OF EXTERNAL KNOWLEDGE (QUESTION O.20).
2) INTERVIEWER: Research and development (R&D) is defined as creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge. For example, laboratory research for a new chemical compound of paint would be research and development while market research surveys or internet surfing would not be research and development.