R&D Database

1991 - 1999 




Objective: Establish a database on industrial R&D inputs and outputs

In cooperation with CIMS and with financial support from NSF, an R&D Database Subcommittee initiated a series of annual surveys on R&D inputs and outputs in member companies in 1993. Results were presented in Special Interest Sessions at several Semi-Annual Meetings and published each year in the January-February issue of RTM. The last survey was conducted in 1999 and published in 2000.  This data set provided a useful view of how R&D outputs can change over time with changes in R&D management practice and strategy for different industry sectors.