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  • Articles and reports: 18-001-X2019001
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    This study is part of the movement in the literature that supposes that entrepreneurship is an important factor in economic development and growth. A company’s success or failure is largely determined by the quality of corporate decisions made by the entrepreneur. However, since business decisions are intangible, their impact on a company’s performance is difficult to measure. This analysis aims to quantify the impact of business decisions. To measure intangibles, indexes were developed to measure a company’s management practices and long-term strategic directions, much like those developed by Bloom and Van Reenen (2007) and Brouillette and Ershov (2014).

    Release date: 2019-04-02

  • Articles and reports: 13-604-M2015078
    Description:

    The increased pace of globalization has brought about many changes in both the Canadian and world economies. One important change has been the increased prevalence of global value chains which sees production processes spread out around the globe, across vertically integrated multinationals or via arm’s length trade. This paper focuses on two types of global production arrangements, namely, the case of merchanting and of goods send abroad for processing, with the limiting case of factoryless goods producers. Using the results of the 2009 and 2012 Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy, this report aims to provide an indication of the degree and nature of outsourcing among Canadian firms, with respect to these global production arrangements.

    Release date: 2015-05-22

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2007007
    Description:

    Results from the Survey of Innovation 2003 raised some interesting questions. First, an unexpected one-third of establishments in R&D services were not innovative. According to the guidelines of the Oslo Manual, innovative establishments are those that introduced a new or significantly improved product or process on to the market or into production, within a specified interval. Second, many of these non-innovative establishments indicated that satisfying existing customers was irrelevant to their firms success. This was very different response from all other types of firms.

    This working paper provides a potential explanation of these unexpected results, as well as an overview of available information on establishments in R&D services (NAICS 5417) in the context of professional services generally. The paper assembles descriptive data to show that non-innovative establishments in R&D services differ significantly from other non-innovative establishments and, while not innovative, they are nevertheless highly inventive. It presents some evidence to suggest that they are venture firms (firms relying on infusions of investment capital rather than revenues from sales to sustain their operations) and proposes a specific set of indicators that would facilitate resolution of the nature of firms in this industry group.

    Release date: 2007-12-20

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210317
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article summarizes the findings of an econometric study using data from the 2005 Canadian Survey of Innovation. The study looked at the decision of firms in the Canadian manufacturing sector to co-operate on innovation projects. The analysis reveals that the factors influencing the decision to co-operate in order to access external knowledge are very similar to those influencing cost-sharing motives. It also finds that public funding leads firms to co-operate in order to access external knowledge and research and development (R&D).

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210322
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article sheds light on selected characteristics of firms, both innovators and non-innovators that participated in a global supply chain. Using results from the Survey of Innovation 2005, four indicators of global supply chain participation are explored: sales; source of raw materials and components; source of new machinery and equipment; and contracting out of R&D services.

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20060019101
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    In the current environment, economic activities undertaken by enterprises extend beyond national borders. As a result, national and international statistical offices are faced with new challenges for the accurate measurement of these activities. These challenges call for increased statistical standardization together with greater international co-operation. The Multinational Enterprise Project (MNE) arose from a presentation made by Statistics Canada during the session on globalization at the June 2003 Conference of European Statisticians in Geneva. This article highlights results and recommendations of the first phase of the project.

    Release date: 2006-02-27

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20050038761
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    For many organizations involved in economic development, business incubation is a key to creating and nurturing new business. There is currently very little information available on the business incubator sector in Canada. A new Statistics Canada pilot survey will collect and benchmark vital information on this largely unknown sector of the Canadian economy.

    Release date: 2005-10-26

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20050028017
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Statistics Canada has been working with NRC-IRAP on a series of projects to better understand the characteristics of growth firms. The first phase of the study concluded that one needed to take into account a company's stage in its lifecycle, its industry and even the "management style" to better understand how these growth factors applied.

    Release date: 2005-06-20

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20050028020
    Geography: Canada, Province or territory
    Description:

    The Survey of Innovation 2003 surveyed establishments in 36 services industries with a view to better understand innovation in the service sector. The services industries surveyed included information and communications technology industries (ICT); selected professional, scientific and technical services, selected natural resources industries and selected transportation industries. Results from the Survey of Innovation 2003, which examined innovation in selected service industries, show that establishments in ICT service industries are most likely to be innovative. In Canada, the three industries with the highest rates of innovation were all ICT industries.

    Release date: 2005-06-20

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037427
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    A series of working papers on the transition from small to medium size is being derived from a joint project of Statistics Canada and the National Research Council's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP). The project developed out of a need to better understand how and why certain businesses grow.

    Release date: 2004-10-29
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  • Surveys and statistical programs – Documentation: 2936
    Description: This survey was sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade.
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