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  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201607814082
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-03-18

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201604313861
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2016-02-12

  • Stats in brief: 11-001-X201534513521
    Description: Release published in The Daily – Statistics Canada’s official release bulletin
    Release date: 2015-12-11

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2010003
    Description:

    Design activities are central to firm competitiveness and delivering value-added products. Research has shown that rapidly growing companies attach greater weight to design activities. Through design, firms may improve the user interface and create characteristics that allow them to distinguish their products from those of their competitors. Using the results of the Survey of Advanced Technology 2007, this paper examines the extent of use of design activities among Canadian firms, with a view to explaining factors fostering firms' engagement in design activities. It explores whether design activities are more likely to be carried out in some manufacturing industries than in others. The average size of firms undertaking design activities will also be explored. Characteristics of firms that are likely to spend a greater proportion of their expenditures on in-house design activities versus those who outsource larger percentage of their design work to other firms outside their organizational boundaries will be discussed. This paper will also explore whether firms that have high design intensity are more likely to be innovators. Another area of interest of this paper is the question of whether firms that undertake design activities are more likely to be exporters. Common success factors reported by those firms with high design intensity will also be discussed.

    Release date: 2010-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2009003
    Description:

    This working paper provides some metrics for the measurement of user innovation. It explains what is meant by user innovation and provides background on its measurement at Statistics Canada, drawing attention to some more influential work. Challenges to the measurement of user innovation are presented. Details on the survey methodology and survey findings, measurement issues and some lessons learned from the survey will be discussed. The paper concludes by presenting contributions of this study to understanding user innovation.

    Release date: 2009-10-06

  • 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

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037436
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examined the difference in adoption rates between firms that reported high employment growth and firms that did not.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037437
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This analysis gives some insights into how small firms that have made the transition to medium size are different from the rest of the pack in innovativeness, patent use, confidentiality agreements, and research and development tax credits collaboration. It is based on the 1999 Survey of Innovation.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037438
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This analysis provides an estimate of the numbers of small companies that have, and have not, grown to medium size. It determines which industries and communities have the highest proportions of quickly growing small firms, where the firms that have not yet grown to medium size are, and how they could be supported in their growth strategy.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037440
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Theories of business growth lead us to believe that, to grow, a company needs to be innovative, conduct research and development, have access to multiple sources of funding, protect its intellectual property, engage in alliances and establish itself in a market niche. In this article, interviews with Canadian technology-based companies show that some companies manage to grow by breaking these rules.

    Release date: 2004-10-29
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  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2010003
    Description:

    Design activities are central to firm competitiveness and delivering value-added products. Research has shown that rapidly growing companies attach greater weight to design activities. Through design, firms may improve the user interface and create characteristics that allow them to distinguish their products from those of their competitors. Using the results of the Survey of Advanced Technology 2007, this paper examines the extent of use of design activities among Canadian firms, with a view to explaining factors fostering firms' engagement in design activities. It explores whether design activities are more likely to be carried out in some manufacturing industries than in others. The average size of firms undertaking design activities will also be explored. Characteristics of firms that are likely to spend a greater proportion of their expenditures on in-house design activities versus those who outsource larger percentage of their design work to other firms outside their organizational boundaries will be discussed. This paper will also explore whether firms that have high design intensity are more likely to be innovators. Another area of interest of this paper is the question of whether firms that undertake design activities are more likely to be exporters. Common success factors reported by those firms with high design intensity will also be discussed.

    Release date: 2010-05-25

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2009003
    Description:

    This working paper provides some metrics for the measurement of user innovation. It explains what is meant by user innovation and provides background on its measurement at Statistics Canada, drawing attention to some more influential work. Challenges to the measurement of user innovation are presented. Details on the survey methodology and survey findings, measurement issues and some lessons learned from the survey will be discussed. The paper concludes by presenting contributions of this study to understanding user innovation.

    Release date: 2009-10-06

  • 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

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037436
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This study examined the difference in adoption rates between firms that reported high employment growth and firms that did not.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037437
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This analysis gives some insights into how small firms that have made the transition to medium size are different from the rest of the pack in innovativeness, patent use, confidentiality agreements, and research and development tax credits collaboration. It is based on the 1999 Survey of Innovation.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037438
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This analysis provides an estimate of the numbers of small companies that have, and have not, grown to medium size. It determines which industries and communities have the highest proportions of quickly growing small firms, where the firms that have not yet grown to medium size are, and how they could be supported in their growth strategy.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037440
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Theories of business growth lead us to believe that, to grow, a company needs to be innovative, conduct research and development, have access to multiple sources of funding, protect its intellectual property, engage in alliances and establish itself in a market niche. In this article, interviews with Canadian technology-based companies show that some companies manage to grow by breaking these rules.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037441
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article examines average research and development spending per firm and revenue growth. Using data from the Survey of Research and Development in Canadian Industry, it explores differences in research and development spending and revenue growth between high-growth and non-high-growth firms that reported strong employment growth.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20030036651
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Many small businesses and Canadian households are now beginning to embrace broadband technologies. Nearly one-half (48.7%) of Canadian households that regularly use the Internet from home have a broadband connection, while the majority of business enterprises accessing the Internet (58.4%) also use broadband technologies.

    Release date: 2003-10-20

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20030026560
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    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.

    Release date: 2003-06-27
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