research and development

R&D Investigations of a *long-term (and often scientific) nature intended to develop new *products and services. Depending on the specific circumstances of R&D activity, *Generally Accepted Accounting Principles around the world set strict criteria for the treatment of R&D costs as either *revenue expenditure or items to be *capitalized and *amortized.

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