Extensive Research Does Not Imply Extensive Funding
In Germany, two statistics examine the development and structure of public funding for research and development (R&D) in the private sector of the economy: the R&D statistics of the so-called "Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft - SV", a joint initiative of German industries to promote science an higher education (SV), and, secondly, the statistics of the "Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF" (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research)) on "Federal Government expenditure on science, research and development to business enterprises". Based on these two sources, our weekly report provides an overview of the allocation of public R&D funding. The results highlight the fact that some research-intensive sectors-such as the manufacture of aircraft and spacecraft-benefit from disproportionately large amounts of federal state funding. Other, equally R&D-intensive business segments, such as the chemical industry receive a significantly lower proportion of public R&D grants. Generally speaking, smaller companies can expect greater support than large companies. This inequality in funding rates reflects the focus of research and innovation policy on particular company sizes or fields of technology. The second part of the report discusses the quality of the available data on the distribution of R&D funding. Considering the disparities between degree of coverage, consistency and timescale of the two statistics in question, the current state of available information remains unsatisfactory and requires further refinement.
Volume (Year): 5 (2009)
Issue (Month): 33 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: |
Web page: http://www.diw.de/enEmail:
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:diw:diwwrp:wr5-33. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Bibliothek)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.