National Science Foundation
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Division of Science Resources Studies
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Division of Science Resources Studies

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Suggested Citation top

National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Studies, Will Small Business Become the Nation's Leading Employer of Graduates with Bachelor's Degrees in Science and Engineering?, NSF 99-322, Project Officers, John Tsapogas and Lawrence M. Rausch; Mary Collins, Westat (Arlington, VA 1999).

January 1999

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Acknowledgments top

This report was prepared by John Tsapogas and Lawrence M. Rausch, Division of Science Resources Studies (SRS), National Science Foundation and Mary Collins, Westat Inc. Guidance and review were provided by Rolf Lehming, Director of the Integrated Studies Program, Mary Golladay, Director of the Human Resources Statistics Program, and Jeanne E. Griffith, Director of SRS.

NSF extends its sincere appreciation to the internal reviewers for their many helpful comments and to Roland Tibbetts, retired from NSF, for sharing with us his deep understanding of small business. The report was made more readable and its presentation more pleasing through the efforts of Nita Congress (editor), Anne Houghton, Julia Harriston, and Tanya Gore (SRS's Information Services Group).

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