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List of variables on firms' flexibility characteristics

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List of variables on firms' flexibility characteristics


Table summary
This table displays the results of list of variables on firms' flexibility characteristics. The information is grouped by variables (appearing as row headers), codes and summary statistics, calculated using number, measurement, coefficient, mean and standard deviation units of measure (appearing as column headers).

Variables Codes Summary statistics
    number measurement coefficient mean standard deviation
Innovation  
Innovation strategy – overall I1 7 1-to-5 scale 0.96 1.64 1.59
Undertaking research and development I11 1 1-to-5 scale Note ...: not applicable 1.32 1.69
Developing and improving products/services I12 3 1-to-5 scale 0.92 1.83 1.75
Developing and improving processes I13 2 1-to-5 scale 0.88 1.57 1.58
Expanding into new geographic
markets
I14 1 1-to-5 scale Note ...: not applicable 1.51 1.74
Innovation outcome – overall I2 4 4 categories 0.82 1.61 1.58
New and improved products/services I21 2 2 categories 0.73 0.83 0.87
New and improved processes I22 2 2 categories 0.77 0.78 0.88
Technology  
Installation of a major new software
or hardware
T1 1 binary Note ...: not applicable 0.25 0.43
Installation of computer-controlled
or computer-assisted technology
T2 1 binary Note ...: not applicable 0.11 0.31
Other major implementation of
other technologies
T3 1 binary Note ...: not applicable 0.09 0.29
Workplace practices  
Strategy on labour-management
cooperation, employees' skills, and employee participation
WP1 3 1-to-5 scale 0.96 1.71 1.67
Percentage of employees that
received classroom training
WP2 1 percent Note ...: not applicable 0.35 1.21
Percentage of employees that
received on-the-job training
WP3 1 percent Note ...: not applicable 0.45 2.20
Training in group decision making/problem
solving and team-building/leadership/communication
WP4 4 4 categories 0.83 0.79 1.29
A flexible organizational structure WP5 5 5 categories 0.79 0.70 1.26
Competitive environment  
Intensity of competition C1 4 1 to 5 scale 0.75 1.16 1.33
Number of competitors C2 1 1 to 5 scale Note ...: not applicable 1.95 1.07
             
Source(s):
Statistics Canada, Workplace and Employer Survey.
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