Plunkett's Engineering & Research Industry Almanac 2006: The Only Complete Guide to the Business of Research, Development and Engineering

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Jack W. Plunkett
Plunkett Research, Ltd., 2006 - Business & Economics - 532 pages
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This reference book is a complete guide to the trends and leading companies in the engineering, research, design, innovation and development business fields: those firms that are dominant in engineering-based design and development, as well leaders in technology-based research and development. We have included companies that are making significant investments in research and development via as many disciplines as possible, whether that research is being funded by internal investment, by fees received from clients or by fees collected from government agencies. In this carefully-researched volume, you'll get all of the data you need on the American Engineering & Research Industry, including: engineering market analysis, complete industry basics, trends, research trends, patents, intellectual property, funding, research and development data, growth companies, investments, emerging technologies, CAD, CAE, CAM, and more. The book also contains major statistical tables covering everything from total U.S. R&D expenditures to the total number of scientists working in various disciplines, to amount of U.S. government grants for research. In addition, you'll get expertly written profiles of nearly 400 top Engineering and Research firms - the largest, most successful corporations in all facets of Engineering and Research, all cross-indexed by location, size and type of business. These corporate profiles include contact names, addresses, Internet addresses, fax numbers, toll-free numbers, plus growth and hiring plans, finances, research, marketing, technology, acquisitions and much more. This book will put the entire Engineering and Research industry in your hands. Purchasers of either the book or PDF version can receive a free copy of the company profiles database on CD-ROM, enabling key word search and export of key information, addresses, phone numbers and executive names with titles for every company profiled.
 

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Contents

ENGINEERING RESEARCH INDUSTRY
Introduction 1
Major Trends Affecting the Engineering Research Industry 7
Engineering Research Industry Statistics 27
Engineering Research Industry Contacts
THE ENGINEERING RESEARCH 400
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Jack W. Plunkett, Publisher/CEO of Plunkett Research, Ltd., is well known as an author, speaker and business consultant. Jack Plunkett is the author or editor of more than 27 books, including Plunkett's E-Commerce & Internet Business Almanac and Plunkett's Biotech & Genetics Industry Almanac. (See www.plunkettresearch.com). A life-long entrepreneur, he has been recognized as a finalist in the "Entrepreneur of the Year" competition sponsored by Ernst & Young. Plunkett is a frequent public speaker and lecturer on university campuses and at industry events. His work has been widely covered by hundreds of magazines, newspapers and broadcast stations, including stories in USA Today and Inc. Magazine, and he has been listed in over 16 national and global biographies. Plunkett is frequently interviewed as an expert source by such publications as Investors Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal, local and regional newspapers and national columnists. He has appeared on over 50 talk radio programs.Plunkett has won several awards for his civic and charitable activities, including involvement in public libraries, the arts, education and health care issues. He is a co-founder of the Technology Entrepreneurs' Exchange.

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