Information Technology Innovation Survey:  Fall 2001


National Science Foundation
Rita R. Colwell

Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Norman M. Bradburn
Assistant Director

Division of Science Resources Statistics
Lynda T. Carlson
Division Director
Mary J. Frase
Deputy Director

Ronald S. Fecso
Chief Statistician

Science and Engineering Indicators Program
Rolf F. Lehming
Program Director

Division of Science Resources Statistics
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Suggested Citation top
National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Information Technology Innovation Survey: Fall 2001, NSF 04-305, Project Officer, Lawrence M. Rausch (Arlington, VA 2004).

February 2004

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Acknowledgments top

Lawrence M. Rausch of the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Science Resources Statistics (SRS), had overall responsibility for conducting the survey and producing this report. Guidance and review were provided by Rolf F. Lehming, Director of the Science and Engineering Indicators Program, and by Lynda T. Carlson, Director of SRS, Mary J. Frase, Deputy Director of SRS, and Jeanne Griffith, former Director of SRS.

IBM Consulting Services (IBM) was the sole contractor for this survey and provided valuable input into the survey's design in addition to conducting all facets of data collection and developing each of the data tables that follow. Donald DeLuca and James Spitler directed the IBM effort and their dedication throughout the project is greatly appreciated.

Ronald S. Fecso, Chief Statistician of SRS, working with IBM staff, provided valuable statistical advice that greatly enhanced the accuracy of the estimates presented in this report. Comments, reviews, and consultations were also provided by Jeri M. Mulrow, Raymond M. Wolfe, and Robert K. Bell of SRS.

Rolfe W. Larson and Tanya R. Gore of the Information and Technology Services Program (ITSP) of SRS provided editing, processing, and final composition for this report. John R. Gawalt, Program Director of the ITSP, and his Web team handled electronic publication.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) expresses its appreciation to the thousands of companies that voluntarily responded to the survey and to those company officials whose time, effort, and willingness to participate in the survey greatly enhanced the quality of the data reported.

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