15% of manufacturing companies outsourced research and development in 2004

AMR says that 15% of manufacturing companies hired outside companies to handle parts of their research and engineering activities in 2004. Another 10% of manufacturing companies had plans to do the same by the end of 2005.

AMR says that 15% of manufacturing companies hired outside companies to handle parts of their research and engineering activities in 2004. Another 10% of manufacturing companies had plans to do the same by the end of 2005. 13% of the outsourced engineering work is being done in India, and 19% is being done in other Asian countries, including China.