Thursby, Jerry, Thursby, Marie. "General Background." 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
FIGURE 1 Industry of respondents (percentage).
Chemicals & advanced materials
Food, tobacco, & related
Industrial products not listed elsewhere
Personal care; consumer products not listed elsewhere
Industrial machinery & equipment
Aerospace; transportation & public utilities
Petroleum & related products
Fabricated & primary metal
Genetic engineering/molecular biology
Paper & allied products
Professional & related products
Textile products & apparel
Questions regarding the distribution of R&D effort were in terms of employment rather than expenditure. There is general consensus from our interviews with R&D managers that this minimizes error, not only from exchange rate conversion, but also from the ability to answer questions easily. Questions on employment also translate directly into policy issues of interest.