Answered By: IESE Library
Last Updated: May 20, 2016     Views: 16

R&D Expenditures is defined by WRDS as "All costs incurred during the year that relate to the development of new products or services."

Go to WRDS:

  • Choose Compustat > North America
  • Choose Industrial Fundamentals Annual
  • Choose dates
  • Enter your company in Company Code
  • In Data items M-Z scroll down to XRD - Research and Development Expense
  • Submit Request

Also In ThomsonOne.com, use the default search page and search on the desired company's name, click on Fundamentals > Financial Reports. Select Ratios tab and scroll over the Growth rates.
Note: this resource only works in Internet Explorer.

Lookup Worldscope data item WC01201 - Research and Development Expenses in Datastream (available only from Barcelona and Madrid Libraries).

In a company's Income Statement which can be found in Sabi and Orbis.

Go to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for SEC Filings. Or National Science Foundation.

The UK Government R&D Scoreboard gives information on the top 800 UK and 1,250 Global companies by R&D investment.

The Economics of Industrial Research & Innovation (IRI) collects information on the top 1,000 EU companies and 1,000 non-EU companies investing the largest sums in R&D in The 2011 EU Industrial R&D Investment Scoreboard. See also: The 2012 EU Survey on R&D Investment Business Trends.

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