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The International Journal of Management Science and Information Technology (IJMSIT)


The international journal of management Science and information technology (IJMSIT) is a refereed journal and publishes high-quality theoretical and empirical papers in the areas of management science and information technology. This journal reports the impact of information technologies on the managerial and organizational topics. IJMSIT develops a comprehensive and theoretical framework by using a multidisciplinary approach to management and information technology for researchers and practitioners.


Editor-in-chief: J. J. Ferreira, University of Beira Interior, Portugal, Email:
Published: Quarterly
Copyright: 2012, North American Institute of Science and Information Technology (NAISIT)
ISSN: ISSN 1923-0265 (Print) - ISSN 1923-0273 (Online) - ISSN 1923-0281 (CD-ROM)

14 : Issue14 - (Oct-Dec 2014) ( 2014-12 )


The benefits of doing R & D activities have been unanimously stated in the academic literature. Although a clear answer on what is the best way to manage these activities has not yet been reached. This lack of definition is exacerbated in uncertain environments where it is difficult to predict future developments.

The purpose of this paper is to obtain a single answer on whether to integrate R & D in uncertain environments. To do this we use a multisectoral sample. The results obtained allow us to reject full integration strategies in favor of those other strategies based on the participation of external agents.

Author(s): Nuria Rodríguez-López - Spain - University of Vigo
Beatriz González-Vázquez - Spain - University of Vigo
Elena Rivo-López - Spain - University of Vigo
Keywords: R&D integration, market uncertainty, technology uncertainty
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