hi! and sorry for english! but i need help for a university project. could someone translate this piece of text into german? it does NOT have to be 100% accurate. Abstract The high competitiveness existing in the most diverse sectors of the global economy demands from the participating companies, an increasing search for innovation, increase in quality and addition of aggregate value to their assets and services. The objective of this project is to analyze the reasons why Brazilian companies, in general, don't have the tradition of investing in such an important area as research and development (R&D), although the Brazilian economy is each day more involved with the competitive global markets. This publication is elaborated through the formulation of hypotheses based on secondary information, extracted from third party scientific texts. Finally, the project concludes that, indeed, Brazilian companies find great obstacles to perform R&D activities, reducing their competitiveness. Therefore, some suggestions are made for the companies about the problem, as well as some recommendations for future studies on the same subject. Uniterms Research and development, national companies, return on investment, management policies there are already other languages translated, so if you need more references, visit this thread: http://forum.wbfree.net/forums/showthread.php?t=18510 dankeeeeee!