Research and development: current impact and future potential

B.H. Rudall (Norbert Wiener Institute, Bangor, UK and Bangor University, Bangor, UK)


ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 3 May 2011



This paper aims to review current research with particular reference to new research and development initiatives.


A general review and survey of selected research and development topics is given and some new challenges and applications of future technologies are considered with particular reference to their impact and potential.


The paper illustrates the multi‐ and trans‐disciplinary nature of studies in cybernetics, systems and management sciences, with a view to further research and development activity.

Practical implications

The choice of review provides an awareness of current trends in these areas of endeavour.


The reviews are selected from a global database and give a studied assessment of current research and development initiatives.



Rudall, B. (2011), "Research and development: current impact and future potential", Kybernetes, Vol. 40 No. 3/4, pp. 581-584.

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