This project, DataBase on R&D Internationalization in the Industrial sector among APEC member Economies, was endorsed at the 17th APEC/IST-WG meeting in August 99. Japan is the sponsoring economy for this study. Other three co-sponsoring economies are Korea, Russia and Thailand. This project is supported by Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), Japan.


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