Glossary:R & D expenditure - Statistics Explained

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Glossary:R & D expenditure

Expenditures on research and development (R & D) for a statistical unit can be measured in three complementary ways:

Nevertheless, the basic measure for R & D expenditure is the "intramural expenditures", which are all expenditures for R & D performed within a statistical unit or sector of the economy, whatever the source of funds.

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  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), "Frascati Manual 2002: The measurement of scientific and technological activities - Proposed Standard Practice for Surveys on Research and Experimental Development", OECD, Paris, 2002 - pdf