Table 4-10
Domestic R&D performance paid for by others for top 10 business activities: 2008
(Millions of U.S. dollars)
Business activity   Business codea R&D paid for by others
All business activities   21100–81390 58,176
Top 10 business activities   39,776
Scientific research and development services   54170 8,093
Aircraft manufacturing   33641 5,881
Architectural, engineering, and related services   54130 5,558
Search, detection, navigation, guidance, aeronautical, and nautical system and instruments manufacturing   33452 4,962
Guided missiles, space vehicles, and parts manufacturing   33644 4,725
Computer systems design and related services   54150 3,085
Pharmaceutical, medicinal, botanical, and biological products (except diagnostic) manufacturing   32541 2,797
Aircraft engine and engine parts manufacturing   33642 1,918
Electromedical, electrotherapeutic, and irradiation apparatus manufacturing   33451 1,899
Radio and television broadcasting and wireless communications equipment manufacturing   33422 858
All other business activities including undistributed amounts   18,400

aBusiness codes and descriptions based on North American Industry Classification System industry definitions.

NOTES: Data tabulated independent of the industry classification of the company. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics and Census Bureau, Business R&D and Innovation Survey (2008).

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