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Research and Development in New Zealand: 2010

Preface

Research and Development in New Zealand: 2010 presents a statistical picture of research and development (R&D) in New Zealand in 2010. It is based on data collected in the R&D Survey 2010, which was conducted by Statistics New Zealand jointly with the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

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

The R&D Survey 2010 collected information on business, government, and higher education (university) spending on R&D. Initial results from the survey were released on 22 March 2011. This report contains more detailed results from the survey.

This year is the first release of R&D statistics that includes the commercial arms of universities in the higher education sector. Previously, universities’ commercial arms were included in the business sector. Further information can be found in chapter 7 ‘Technical notes’.

Statistics NZ and the Ministry of Science and Innovation are grateful for the cooperation of the organisations that participated in the R&D Survey 2010.

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Citation

Statistics New Zealand (2011). Research and Development in New Zealand: 2010. Wellington: Statistics New Zealand.

Published in May 2011 by
Statistics New Zealand
Tatauranga Aotearoa
Wellington, New Zealand
ISSN 1177-0295

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