Image of Six Hands Locked Together in a Circle with the Earth in the Middle (image) National Science Foundation Share Print E-Mail Caption The project matched records from NSF-Census and BEA surveys. Findings from the R&D Data Link Project showed that both US multinational companies parent companies and US affiliates of foreign multinational companies devoted about three-fourths of their R&D expenditures to development activities. Credit Thinkstock Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.