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BUSINESS HUMAN RESOURCES DEVOTED TO R&D
Businesses with 200 or more employees accounted for 27,700 PYE (56%) of total human resources devoted to R&D in 2007-08, while those with 0-4 employees contributed 1,436 PYE (3%). Businesses with 5-19 employees and 0-4 employees recorded the largest growth in PYE from 2006-07, at 9% and 8% respectively.
TYPE OF RESOURCE
Researchers continued to be the main type of human resource devoted to R&D (52% of total PYE) in 2007-08. Technicians reported the largest absolute growth from 2006-07 (up 1,098 PYE).
In 2007-08, as for business expenditure on R&D, wholly Australian owned businesses made the largest contribution to human resource effort at 25,587 PYE, while businesses with Greater than 50% foreign ownership contributed the largest increase in human resource effort devoted to R&D (up 1,639 PYE) from 2006-07.
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