Acronyms and Abbreviations

AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science
COMPETES America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science
APLU Association of Public and Land Grant Universities
BEA Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
BLS Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
BOP balance of payments
BRDIS Business Research and Development and Innovation Survey
CICEP Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity
CIS Community Innovation Survey
COSSA Consortium of Social Science Associations
CRS Congressional Research Service
ERS Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
ETA Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor
EU European Union
FTE full-time equivalent
GDP gross domestic product
ICT information and communications technology
IMF International Monetary Fund
IRS Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Department of the Treasury
MIST Microbusiness, Innovation Science, and Technology
NAICS North American Industrial Classification System
NASSCOM National Association of Software and Services Companies
NCES National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education
NCSES National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, U.S. National Science Foundation
NEPAD New Partnership for Africa’s Development
NESTA National Endowment for Science, Technology, and the Arts
NESTI National Experts on Science and Technology Indicators
NIH National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Department of Commerce
NLM National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
NORC National Opinion Research Center
NSCG National Survey of College Graduates
NSF U.S. National Science Foundation
NSRCG National Survey of Recent College Graduates

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