Measuring concentration of R&D spending by industry - ARCHIVED

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Although there were over 8,000 companies in Canada reporting research and development (R&D) expenditures in 2000, only 30 of these accounted for over half of all business R&D spending. The result is that only a small number of companies in key industries have a significant impact on Canada's total $11.4 billion business R&D spending. The highest levels of concentration of R&D spending were found in the communications equipment manufacturing sector, while computer systems design and related services showed the lowest.

Issue Number: 2003003
Author(s): Lonmo, Charlene
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PDFOctober 20, 2003