Corporate R&D spending hits record highs for the Top 1000, despite concerns of economic protectionism

October 26, 2017

Annual worldwide corporate R&D spending broke through $700bn in annual investment, according to an annual analysis of R&D spending across 1000 global public companies by PwC’s Strategy&. It shows corporate R&D spending increased a steady 3% in the past year, bouncing back from less than 1% increase previously.