Research and development (R&D)

Research and development is the process of developing new ideas in order to patent, market or sell those ideas. Research and development exists in many industries but is most common in the technology industry and the drug industry where there is a consistent need for newer, better and more innovative projects and where more extensive research and work must be done to make those products a functional reality.
(From wisegeek.com)

Useful Links of R&D
Articles about Research & Development
Journals including the R&D Management Journal
Management Research Development
CEB Research & Development Leadership Council