Technology and performance in Canadian food processing - ARCHIVED

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Food processing is one of Canada's largest manufacturing industries, consisting of more than 3,000 establishments. Employing close to 230,000 people in 1998, it boasted a gross domestic product of $15 billion that same year. The relationship between the use of advanced manufacturing technology and firm performance during the 1990s, as measured by growth in labour productivity and growth in market share, is the subject of a recently released Statistics Canada study, which finds that a high-technology orientation is closely associated with success.

Issue Number: 2003002
Author(s): Baldwin, John; Sabourin, David
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PDFJune 27, 2003