2009 Global R&D Funding Forecast


In discussing the R&D activity of almost any country, it has been common practice to speak in terms of the total effort that is supported over a particular year. In addition, it’s not unusual for this number to be used in expressions of ‘research intensity’ where the most frequent ratio quoted is R&D/GDP. While such figures can provide a broad overview of the commitment by the various components of a national R&D system, it omits consideration of the manner in which different types of institutions have different roles and responsibilities when it comes to the support of research.

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