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ERIC Number: ED223411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 70
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Research and Development in Industry: 1979. Funds, 1979. Scientists and Engineers, January 1980. Surveys of Science Resources Series. Final Report.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
This report analyzes data on research and development (R&D) performed by industry during 1979, examines historical trends for key R&D funding variables, and presents information on industry-employed R&D scientists and engineers. Areas addressed in the first section on R&D funds include: major R&D industries (aircraft/missiles, electrical equipment, machinery, chemicals, and motor vehicles); company R&D funds and R&D performed by U.S. companies abroad; federal R&D funds, including federally funded R&D centers administered by industry; geographic distribution; R&D funds by size of company; R&D funds related to net sales; character of work (basic research and applied R&D); energy R&D; pollution abatement R&D; and distribution of R&D funds by special categories, focusing on R&D performed to meet government regulations and product- versus processes-applied R&D. Data on full-time equivalent (FTE) R&D scientists/engineers by industry; percent of total R&D expenditures devoted to wages, materials and supplies, and overhead costs for selected industries; and other data are discussed in the second section. Technical notes, statistical tables, and survey instruments are provided in appendices. Data indicate that industrial expenditures for 1979 totaled $38 billion, a 14-percent gain over 1978 and that industry spent $194 million on R&D projects undertaken by colleges and universities. (Author/JN)
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 038-000-00502-2, $4.75).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: National Science Foundation; Research and Development