sry to bug you fella's, but i need your help! i have this project in university, and its practically done. it has a small abstract (summary), and it needs to be translated to other languages. if you could help, please do so, but keep it original! (i mean, if you're translating to russian, do it in cyrillic ) i'll post the portuguese version too, as it may help if you dont know the exact meaning in english. oh, and it doesnt have to be 110% accurate, as i really doubt the teacher will be able to understand czech or russian. here it goes: 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 obs: uniterms = key words obs2: in uniterms, "national companies" does NOT mean "state/public companies". it means "companies of this nation". portuguese: Resumo A alta competitividade existente nos mais diversos setores da economia mundial demanda das empresas participantes uma busca crescente por inovaзгo, aumento de qualidade e adiзгo de valor agregado a seus bens e serviзos. Neste trabalho, objetiva-se a anбlise dos motivos pelos quais as empresas brasileiras, em geral, nгo possuem tradiзгo de investir em uma бrea tгo importante quanto a de pesquisa e desenvolvimento (P&D), apesar da economia brasileira estar cada vez mais entrelaзada com os competitivos mercados globais. O estudo se desenvolve atravйs da formulaзгo de hipуteses baseadas em dados secundбrios, extraнdos de artigos cientнficos de terceiros. Por fim, conclui-se que, de fato, as empresas nacionais encontram grandes obstбculos para realizarem atividades de P&D, reduzindo sua competitividade. Assim, sгo feitas algumas sugestхes аs empresas em relaзгo ao problema, assim como algumas recomendaзхes para os prуximos estudos que virгo sobre esse mesmo tema. Palavras-chave Pesquisa e desenvolvimento, empresas nacionais, retorno sobre investimento, polнtica de gestгo the most languages, the better BIG THANKSSSSSS!