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Research and Development in New Zealand: 2006

What it's about

Research and Development in New Zealand: 2006 presents a statistical picture of research and development (R&D) in New Zealand in 2006. It is based on data collected in the Research and Development Survey 2006, which was conducted by Statistics New Zealand jointly with the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology.

Research and development is important for economic growth and for the sustenance of a dynamic New Zealand economy that is capable of competing successfully on the international stage. It is also vital in addressing a range of socio-economic issues unique to New Zealand. The detailed statistics that the biennial R&D Survey provides are important for measuring and evaluating New Zealand’s R&D performance. These statistics also provide a basis for benchmarking New Zealand’s R&D performance against other countries.

The Research and Development Survey 2006 collected information on business, government and higher education (university) spending on R&D. This report contains more detailed results from the survey. Initial results from the survey were released in June 2007.

The downloadable file is in Adobe Acrobat format. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat you may download the reader to view or print this report.

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