Foreign Participation in U.S. Research and Development: Asset or Liability?

Foreign Participation in U.S. Research and Development: Asset or Liability?

by Proctor P. Reid, Alan Schriesheim, Committee on Foreign Participation in U.S. Research and Development, National Academy of Engineering
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309050952

ISBN-13: 9780309050951

Pub. Date: 06/03/1996

Publisher: National Academies Press

During the past decade, foreign participation in U.S. research and development--through acquisition of R&D-intensive businesses, links with universities, and other arrangements--has expanded rapidly.

This emergence of foreign influence has drawn a mixed response--some regard the trend as a positive corollary to the expanding involvement of U.S.-owned companies in

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Overview

During the past decade, foreign participation in U.S. research and development--through acquisition of R&D-intensive businesses, links with universities, and other arrangements--has expanded rapidly.

This emergence of foreign influence has drawn a mixed response--some regard the trend as a positive corollary to the expanding involvement of U.S.-owned companies in national markets abroad. Others consider it a net liability for Americans that often benefits foreign companies and their home economies at U.S. expense.

There exists a large gap in expert and public understanding of the drivers, nature, and consequences of foreign participation in the nation's technology enterprise. This volume seeks to close this gap and reviews

  • The nature of R&D activities and how they contribute to economic development.
  • The causes, scope, and nature of foreign involvement in U.S.-based R&D activity and the associated costs, risks, benefits, and opportunities of this trend.
  • The merits and liabilities of policies to regulate foreign R&D participation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309050951
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
06/03/1996
Series:
Prospering in a Global Economy: A Series
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary1
1Introduction15
2The Contribution of R&D to U.S. Economic Development29
3Foreign Participation in Privately Funded U.S. R&D39
4Foreign Participation in Publicly Funded U.S. R&D90
5Findings and Recommendations140
References159
Committee and Staff Biographies172
App. Agenda181
App. Participants183
Index185

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