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  • Articles and reports: 88-001-X20030017885
    Description:

    Data on science and technology (S&T) expenditures and person-years allocated to biotechnology for the year 2001-2002 were collected from selected federal departments and agencies. The criterion for selection was significant activity in this field. Survey results contribute to the work of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy.

    Release date: 2003-02-07

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2002017
    Description:

    This paper is an exploratory study to help us identify and characterize innovation practices in Canada's dynamic service industries. It uses logistical estimates to demonstrate that innovation in the services sector is not homogeneous. For each type of innovation 'product, process or both. there is a different business strategy. Small firms do more product innovation, and clients, along with fairs and exhibitions, appear to be the primary sources of information.

    Product innovation is generally done by technical services industries. Process innovation does not seem to favour any particular sector but, understandably, the factors that have the most impact on this type of innovation are company flexibility and information from patent literature, consulting firms and internal management. The most complex strategy-for both product and process innovation-is associated with large firms in the communications and finance sub-sectors. This type of innovation has a larger number of significant factors than the other two types. Finally, this paper shows that there are differences among the forms of innovation and that these differences apply within individual sub-sectors.

    Release date: 2003-01-15

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2002014
    Description:

    This publication provides an explanation of the estimation procedures used to calculate research and development (R & D) expenditures in the higher education sector for 2000-2001.

    Release date: 2003-01-10

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2002015
    Description:

    This publication presents the national gross domestic expenditures on research and development (GERD) from 1991 to 2002, as well as the provincial GERD from 1991 to 2000. Up until 1985, GERD included research and development (R&D) expenditures in just the Natural Sciences and Engineering (NSE) field. Beginning in 1985, Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) activities were also included in GERD. An additional series of tables, showing R&D expenditures at the national level in either science from 1963 to 1990 or at the provincial level from 1979 to 1990, may be obtained from the Science and Innovation Surveys Section of the Science, Innovation and Electronic Information Division.

    Release date: 2003-01-10
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  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20030026572
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This table is an assembly of some of the most important statistics on the new economy.

    Release date: 2003-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 88-001-X20030047882
    Description:

    Biotechnology is an enabling technology - one that has been compared to electricity or microelectronics - because it has the potential to transform production processes, products and services in a wide range of sectors of the economy. At present, major applications of biotechnology are taking place in health, agrifood, and natural resources (e.g. forestry and mining). This survey is intended to quantify the level of industrial activity in biotechnology Research and Development by sector of application and to reveal trends in spending.

    Release date: 2003-06-05

  • 23. Canada E-Book Archived
    Journals and periodicals: 11-404-X
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    The Canada e-Book is an online version of the Canada Year Book with texts, tables, charts and audio clips that present the country's economic and social trends. The Canada e-Book illustrates Canada and Canadians under four broad headings: The Land, The People, The Economy, and The State. You will find a wealth of information on topics including the human imprint on the environment, population and demography, health, education, household and family life, labour force, arts and leisure, industries, finance, government and justice. All Canadians will enjoy this useful reference that helps explain the social, economic and cultural forces that shape our nation.

    Release date: 2003-05-26

  • Articles and reports: 11-622-M2003002
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report analyses the growth of information and communications technology (ICT) industries and science-based industries. It includes statistics on gross domestic product (GDP), employment, productivity, profitability, knowledge workers, investments in research and development, and expenditures on information and communications technology.

    Release date: 2003-05-15

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2003009
    Description:

    This document presents historical tables displaying Federal Government expenditures and personnel applied to activities in science and technology. The expenditures and personnel for the 2000/01 fiscal year are actual while the data for the 2001/02 and 2002/03 fiscal years are forecasts and estimates, respectively.

    Release date: 2003-05-08

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2003008
    Description:

    This document presents the geographical distribution of Federal Government expenditures on science and technology (S&T) for the years 1994/95 to 2000/2001.

    Release date: 2003-05-05

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2003005
    Description:

    The main indicators of biotechnology activities in Canada are presented in this article. The data are from the 2001 Biotechnology Use and Development Survey. Within the last few years, except for the amount of financing capital raised, an increase in all the indicators was noticed. For example, the number of innovative firms involved in biotechnology activities rose from 358 in 1999 to 375 in 2001. The Human Health sector outpaces all the other sectors in terms of the number of firms, human resources, biotechnology revenues, biotechnology research and development expenditures, amount of financing capital raised, and the number of products in the pipeline. Contrary to medium-sized and large firms where the personnel is more homogenous, small firms employ mostly highly-qualified workers. The 2001 data show a maturing trend in small firms. Most firms could not hire enough people to fill all their vacancies (estimated at 953 positions in Canada) for the 2001 year.

    Release date: 2003-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2003006
    Description:

    This working paper is based on a speech delivered by Judith Maxwell, President of the Canadian Policy Research Networks. In her discourse, Ms. Maxwell challenged her listeners to 'think outside of the box' on innovation and to be creative in how they approached the topic. For her, innovation extends beyond economic activities into societal interactions and culture. Therefore, innovation translates into more than productivity growth and improved efficiency, but also better living, working and learning conditions.

    Release date: 2003-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2003007
    Description:

    This article presents findings from a 2001 Canadian pilot survey on the use of knowledge management practices by firms. Of the firms surveyed, 9 out of 10 firms reported using at least 1 of the 23 knowledge management practices that were studied. This survey, a world first by a statistical agency, measured the extent to which knowledge management practices were used by Canadian businesses in forestry and logging; chemical manufacturing; transportation equipment manufacturing; machinery, equipment and supply wholesaler-distributors; and management, scientific and technical consulting services. The reasons for and the results of using knowledge management practices, as well as the practices themselves, are examined by firm size and by type of adopter.

    Release date: 2003-03-28

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2003004
    Description:

    The statistics in this document are aggregates of the provincial government science surveys conducted by Statistics Canada under contract with the provinces, and cover the period 1993/94 to 2001/02.

    Release date: 2003-03-17
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 11-622-M2003001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report focusses on new studies that analyse information and communications technology industries, science-based industries, high-technology industries and firms, the knowledge-based economy, and knowledge workers.

    Release date: 2003-05-15
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