Thursby, Jerry, Thursby, Marie. "Executive Summary." Here or There? A Survey of Factors in Multinational R&D Location -- Report to the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.
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Here or There? A Survey of Factors in Multinational R&D Location
said the R&D facility under discussion was part of an expansion in R&D. Less than 30 percent of the sites were characterized as relocation. In addition, there was more relocation within the home country than toward other countries.1
Note that these results cover only the facilities discussed. If facilities not discussed had different characteristics and constituted a high proportion of the total for the sample companies, this would alter the results.