which are only in the planning phase. Choose one of these that is OUTSIDE the home country and that is both considered to be central to your firm’s current R&D strategy and about which you are familiar.

Does such a facility come to mind?

A “yes” response was followed by a series of questions about that facility; these questions were skipped if the response was “no.” The above was repeated substituting “INSIDE the home country” for “OUTSIDE the home country.”

Those respondents familiar with a recent or planned facility were asked about the destination country, the year the facility was established (or expected to be established), and the number (or expected number) of technical employees. Table 1, Part A gives the distribution of facilities by destination and by home country of all respondents. The left-most column is the home country or region of the respondent. The remaining columns give the destination. For example, 19 U.S. respondents identified a recent or planned facility in Western Europe. Note that only four firms responding

TABLE 1 Location of Recent or Planned Facilities

Part A. Number and Destination of Facilities Outside the Home Country

 

Destination

Home Country

United States

Western Europe

China

India

Other

Row Total

United States

0

19

30

9

13

71

Western Europe

14

10

23

9

12

68

Other

0

0

2

0

2

4

Column Total

14

29

55

18

27

143

Part B. Number of Facilities Inside the Home Country

Home Country

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States

34

 

 

 

 

 

Western Europe

51

 

 

 

 

 

Other

7

 

 

 

 

 

Column Total

92

 

 

 

 

 



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