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ERIC Number: ED187524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb-28
Greatest Increase in 1978 Industrial R&D Expenditures Provided by 14% Rise in Companies' Own Funds. Science Resources Studies Highlights, February 28, 1980.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
The data presented in this report come from the Bureau of the Census in the annual Survey of Industrial Research and Development. Information includes: (1) R&D expenditures by U.S. firms rose 12% between 1977 and 1978 to a total of $33.4 billion; (2) the increases in U.S. industrial R&D activity reflected in R&D funding were confirmed in employment data which showed an increase of 6% in the full-time-equivalents (FTE) of industrial scientists and engineers engaged in research and development; (3) company-funded R&D, when related to net sales, has shown a high degree of stability over time; and (4) there has been an 18% annual rise in industrial R&D expenditures for energy. (SA)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
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