The Canadian Economy in Transition

    Firm Dynamics: Variation in Profitability Across Canadian Firms of Different Sizes, 2000 to 2009

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    The Canadian Economy in Transition

    The Canadian Economy in Transition is a series of new analytical reports that investigate the dynamics of industrial change in the Canadian economy. This new series brings together a coherent set of research reports that provide users with a wide variety of empirical perspectives on the economy's changing industrial structure. These perspectives include the dynamics of productivity, profitability, employment, output, investment, occupational structure and industrial geography. Readers are encouraged to contact the authors with comments, criticisms and suggestions.

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    Published by authority of the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada.

    © Minister of Industry, 2012

    All rights reserved. Use of this publication is governed by the Statistics Canada Open Licence Agreement.

    July 2012

    Catalogue 11-622-M no.26

    ISSN 1705-6896

    Frequency: Occasional


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