Measuring the impact of nonprofit innovation enablers - ARCHIVED

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Innovative firms cite industry associations as important sources of ideas more frequently than they cite federal government research laboratories or universities according to data from Statistics Canada's 2003 Innovation Survey. We need a better understanding of the contributions and impact of nonprofit innovation enablers such as industry associations, and to achieve that we need to overcome obstacles to identifying them and their contributions in the data. Without this understanding, policy makers may overlook an important class of actual and potential innovation enablers.

Issue Number: 2006002
Author(s): Anderson, Frances
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PDFJune 27, 2006