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ERIC Number: ED314254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Geographic Patterns: R&D in the United States. Surveys of Science Resources Series. Special Report.
Jankowski, John E., Jr.
In recent years state governments have taken steps to strengthen their economic bases by promoting growth of high-technology industries within their borders. A byproduct of this effort has been an increasing need for information on the geographic distribution of research and development (R&D) expenditures. The information in this report permits detailed analysis of state- and region-specific R&D activities by industry, academia, nonprofit institutions, and federal agencies. The first section contains highlights and summary information on state and regional R&D concentration levels. Comparisons between the distribution of R&D performance and other socioeconomic variables are included. The second section deals more specifically with R&D performance patterns within each of the nine geographic regions. Appendix A details data sources used in the creation of this report. Data are presented in tabular form for state, region, and performance sector in appendix B. Appendix C consists of personnel and funding profiles for each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the total United States. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Financial Support, Government Role, Higher Education, Industry, National Surveys, Research and Development, Research Universities, Science Education, State Surveys, Statistical Data
National Science Foundation, Forms and Publications Unit, 1800 G Street, N.W., Room 232, Washington, DC 20550 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Science Resources Studies.
Note: Pages with shaded charts and small print in Appendix C may not reproduce well.