ERIC Number: ED232847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jul-22
Reference Count: N/A
Defense and Economy Major Factors in 7% Real Growth in National R&D Expenditures in 1984. Science Resources Studies Highlights.
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Research and development (R&D) expenditures in 1984 are highlighted in this brief report. Areas considered include: (1) R&D and the gross national product (GNP); (2) R&D support; and (3) basic research, applied research, and development. Among the findings reported are those indicating: that in 1984, public and private sectors are expected to provide a combined total of $97 billion for R&D; that defense spending and economic conditions are major factors for this estimate of a significant increase in 1984 R&D support; and that indicators point to real growth of about 6 to 7 percent in R&D activities, with components of both basic and applied research estimated to grow at about similar rates. In addition, with respect to the ratio of R&D expenditures to GNP, the United States with a 2.7 percent average, draws closer to West Germany and continues ahead of other major industrialized western economies in R&D spending relative to total economic activities. Supporting data are provided in one table and four charts. (JN)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.