During the past decade, foreign participation in U.S. research and development--through acquisition of R&D-intensive businesses, links with universities, and other arrangements--has expanded rapidly.
This emergence of foreign influence has drawn a mixed response--some regard the trend as a positive corollary to the expanding involvement of U.S.-owned companies in national markets abroad. Others consider it a net liability for Americans that often benefits foreign companies and their home economies at U.S. expense.
There exists a large gap in expert and public understanding of the drivers, nature, and consequences of foreign participation in the nation's technology enterprise. This volume seeks to close this gap and reviews
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|The Contribution of R&D to U.S. Economic Development||29-38|
|Foreign Participation in Privately Funded U.S. R&D||39-89|
|Foreign Participation in Publicly Funded U.S. R&D||90-139|
|Findings and Recommendations||140-158|
|Committee and Staff Biographies||172-178|
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