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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2015, Article ID 141946, 10 pages
Research Article

Study of Research and Development Processes through Fuzzy Super FRM Model and Optimization Solutions

Faculty of Technological Engineering and Industrial Management, Transilvania University, Colina Universitatii No. 1 Corp A, 500036 Brașov, Romania

Received 20 September 2014; Revised 16 January 2015; Accepted 16 February 2015

Academic Editor: Patricia Melin

Copyright © 2015 Flavius Aurelian Sârbu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The aim of this study is to measure resources for R&D (research and development) at the regional level in Romania and also obtain primary data that will be important in making the right decisions to increase competitiveness and development based on an economic knowledge. As our motivation, we would like to emphasize that by the use of Super Fuzzy FRM model we want to determine the state of R&D processes at regional level using a mean different from the statistical survey, while by the two optimization methods we mean to provide optimization solutions for the R&D actions of the enterprises. Therefore to fulfill the above mentioned aim in this application-oriented paper we decided to use a questionnaire and for the interpretation of the results the Super Fuzzy FRM model, representing the main novelty of our paper, as this theory provides a formalism based on matrix calculus, which allows processing of large volumes of information and also delivers results difficult or impossible to see, through statistical processing. Furthermore another novelty of the paper represents the optimization solutions submitted in this work, given for the situation when the sales price is variable, and the quantity sold is constant in time and for the reverse situation.