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Original ArticleCurrent status and future prospects of research and development operations in traditional and complementary and alternative medicine manufacturing small- and medium-sized enterprises: a 2014 company-based survey

Research paper by MiyoungAhna1, Eun-JiParkb1, Jong-MinWooa

Indexed on: 09 Nov '17Published on: 01 Sep '17Published in: Integrative Medicine Research



Abstract

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have played key roles in the economic growth and technical innovation of traditional and complementary and alternative medicine (T&CM). Research and development (R&D) are critical activities for industrial progress. This study aimed to characterize the current status of SME R&D activities and to explore manufacturers’ perceptions of R&D expansion.