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  • Technical products: 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

  • Table: 88-001-X200700810387
    Description:

    Gross domestic expenditures on research and development (GERD) represents total research and development (R&D) expenditures performed in a country's national territory during a given year. GERD includes R&D performed within a country and funded from abroad but excludes payments sent abroad for R&D performed in other countries.

    Release date: 2007-12-20

  • Table: 88-001-X200700710386
    Description:

    This publication presents recent information on the performance and funding of Federal government expenditures on scientific activities, 2007/2008. The statistics presented are derived from the survey of science and technology (S&T) activities of federal departments and agencies. The data in this release are consistent with expenditures of departments and agencies as reported in the Main Estimates 2007/2008, but do not reflect changes to 2007/2008 spending plans which may result from supplementary estimates or other departmental planning decisions.

    Release date: 2007-12-11

  • Articles and reports: 11-622-M2007016
    Description:

    This paper summarizes the results of several research studies conducted by the Micro-economic Analysis Division of Statistics Canada that investigate the impact of advanced technology use on business performance. These studies combine establishment-level survey data on advanced technology practices with longitudinal data that measure changes in relative performance. Together, these studies provide strong evidence that technology strategies have considerable bearing on competitive outcomes after other correlates of plant performance are taken into account. Advanced communications technologies warrant special emphasis, as the use of these technologies has been shown to be closely associated with changes in relative productivity.

    Release date: 2007-12-05

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007006
    Description:

    This descriptive working paper provides highlights from the Biotechnology Use and Development Survey 2005. Data on innovative biotechnology firms are presented by region, sectors and firm size. The data include firm revenues, R&D activities, human resources, firm financing, age of firms, country of control and the proportion of publicly traded firms.

    Release date: 2007-12-05

  • Table: 88-001-X200700610385
    Description:

    This service bulletin contains historical and current data on research and development (R&D) expenditures and personnel in Canada, by industry. In Canada, the industrial or business enterprise sector is the largest R&D performer.

    Release date: 2007-11-20

  • Table: 88-001-X200700510377
    Description:

    The information in this document is intended primarily to be used by scientific and technological (S&T) policy makers, both federal and provincial, largely as a basis for inter-provincial and inter-sectoral comparisons. The statistics are aggregates of the provincial government and provincial research organization science surveys conducted by Statistics Canada under contract with the provinces, and cover the period 2001/2002 to 2005/2006.

    Release date: 2007-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 11-621-M2007063
    Description:

    This study profiles scientists and engineers with doctorates at the beginning of the millennium. Using data from the 2001 Census, it analyzes the geographical distribution of this important Canadian workforce, together with the industrial sector where they work and their earnings.

    Release date: 2007-10-24

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210326
    Description:

    Although private investors and government funding agencies have learned that the biotechnology sector requires a funding model different from that of traditional manufacturing, there is a paucity of empirical research investigating the links between characteristics of the funding model and firm performance. The purpose of this article is to examine which funding sources have the greatest influence on firm growth.

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210324
    Description:

    Statistics Canada is actively involved with the international community in developing statistical information on nanotechnologies. This article summarizes the ongoing work of the OECD's newly-established Working Party on Nanotechnology, with particular emphasis on the role of Statistics Canada.

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210329
    Description:

    The scientific research and development services industry is arousing growing interest among analysts and researchers. The interest aroused by this industry is due in part to its major contribution to total industrial expenditures on research and development (R&D) in Canada.

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210330
    Description:

    Recent improvements in information and communications technologies (ICTs), coupled with the rise of new global players such as China and India, have enabled firms to outsource a growing share of their activities. This has allowed them to benefit from cost savings and to focus on their core competencies. While domestic and foreign outsourcing of certain manufacturing functions have been prevalent for decades, only recently has the trend extended significantly to services such as legal, accounting, data entry, and research and development (R&D).

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210316
    Description:

    The most recent Statistics Canada Survey of Innovation (2005) distinguished five types of innovation. The questions on types of innovation were redesigned in response to the 1997 revision of the Oslo Manual, which incorporated new insights on innovation in the service industries, and broadened the concept of process innovation to include not only production processes but also methods of product delivery. This article examines the five different types of innovation in Canadian manufacturing establishments and industry groups.

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210322
    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-X200700210323
    Description:

    Although nanotechnology can be thought of as a sector of its own, it is clear that nanotechnology is a cross-sector phenomenon with potentially significant impacts. Nanotechnologies can be found in areas as diverse as biotechnology and health, agriculture, electronics and computer technology, environment and energy, optics, and in materials and manufacturing.

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210325
    Description:

    Innovative biotechnology firms are science-based firms which attempt to bring an application of biotechnology to the market. However, it is clear that a significant proportion of these firms derive no revenue from product sales while their products proceed through the various phases of testing and regulatory approval. In order to support their operations they must look to other sources of funding.

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X200700210317
    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-X200700210331
    Description:

    Highly qualified human resources in science and technology are vital for innovation and economic growth. Both are dependent on the stock of human capital which supplies the labour market with highly skilled workers and helps in the diffusion of advanced knowledge. This article profiles Canada's highly qualified personnel based on immigrant status and place of birth, field of study, and selected demographic and employment characteristics.

    Release date: 2007-10-09

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007005
    Description:

    This working paper provides results from a pilot survey on nanotechnology, which was appended to the Biotechnology Use and Development Survey 2005. The paper presents the conceptual issues and survey challenges relating to measurement of nanotechnology-related activities, as well as preliminary data on nanotechnology firms in Canada.

    Release date: 2007-08-31

  • Table: 88-001-X200700410310
    Description:

    The higher education sector is composed of all universities, colleges of technology and other institutes of postsecondary education, whatever their source of finance or legal status. It also includes all research institutes, experimental stations and clinics operating under the direct control of, or administered by, or associated with higher education establishments.

    Release date: 2007-08-31

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007004
    Description:

    For the past several years, Statistics Canada has been collecting information through surveys on innovation, research and development and more generally on science and technology. This study focuses more on the organizational aspects, and it seeks to provide information for answering the following question: once a company or organization has developed knowledge and a product or process, how does it go about generating benefits in terms of income, cost savings and strategic positioning?

    Release date: 2007-07-16

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007003
    Description:

    This working paper profiles Canadian firms involved in the production and distribution of functional foods and/or nutraceuticals (FFN). It provides data on the number and types of FFN firms in 2005, covering FFN revenues, Research and Development, patents, products, business practices and the impact of government regulation on the sector.

    Release date: 2007-05-11

  • Table: 88-001-X20070039614
    Description:

    Data on science and technology (S&T) expenditures and full-time equivalent personnel allocated to biotechnology for fiscal year 2005/2006 were collected from selected federal government departments and agencies. This information contributes to the work of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy. The biotechnology S&T data comprise expenditures on research and development (R&D) and related scientific activities (RSA) for both intramural and extramural performers and the full-time equivalent personnel associated with these activities.

    Release date: 2007-05-11

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20070019623
    Description:

    This article uses data from the 2004 Survey of Intellectual Property Commercialization in the Higher Education Sector to examine the relationship between the amount of research conducted and the outcomes of intellectual property (IP) commercialization. The results show that most university IP commercialization is taking place in large institutions.

    Release date: 2007-05-10

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20070019621
    Description:

    Advances in science, medical research and information and communications technologies (ICTs) are bringing about significant economic and societal transformations, the full impacts of which are only beginning to emerge. Canada's ICT sector, comprised of both manufacturing and service industries, e industries, is one of several important players in the strategy towards improving the country's innovation performance. In particular, the ICT service industries are leading the way in terms of economic growth and innovative activity.

    Release date: 2007-05-10

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  • Technical products: 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

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007006
    Description:

    This descriptive working paper provides highlights from the Biotechnology Use and Development Survey 2005. Data on innovative biotechnology firms are presented by region, sectors and firm size. The data include firm revenues, R&D activities, human resources, firm financing, age of firms, country of control and the proportion of publicly traded firms.

    Release date: 2007-12-05

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007005
    Description:

    This working paper provides results from a pilot survey on nanotechnology, which was appended to the Biotechnology Use and Development Survey 2005. The paper presents the conceptual issues and survey challenges relating to measurement of nanotechnology-related activities, as well as preliminary data on nanotechnology firms in Canada.

    Release date: 2007-08-31

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007004
    Description:

    For the past several years, Statistics Canada has been collecting information through surveys on innovation, research and development and more generally on science and technology. This study focuses more on the organizational aspects, and it seeks to provide information for answering the following question: once a company or organization has developed knowledge and a product or process, how does it go about generating benefits in terms of income, cost savings and strategic positioning?

    Release date: 2007-07-16

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007003
    Description:

    This working paper profiles Canadian firms involved in the production and distribution of functional foods and/or nutraceuticals (FFN). It provides data on the number and types of FFN firms in 2005, covering FFN revenues, Research and Development, patents, products, business practices and the impact of government regulation on the sector.

    Release date: 2007-05-11

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007002
    Description:

    PhDs are an important and vital asset in Canada's labour force because not only do they represent the highest educational attainment level in a knowledge-based economy, but they are also highly skilled industrial researchers and innovators, teachers and professors, along with being scientists and engineers. The study examines what industries are employing scientists and engineers and in what occupations, along with other labour market characteristics such as income and unemployment, age, gender and geographic location. The report also examines the differences between Canadian born and non-Canadian born scientists and engineers.

    Release date: 2007-04-16

  • Technical products: 88F0006X2007001
    Description:

    This study examines the factors that explain export orientation among Canadian Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS) firms, particularly innovativeness, while controlling for foreign control, size of establishment, training level of workforce, use of intellectual property protection and industry type. The data are based on the 2003 Survey of Innovation.

    Release date: 2007-04-03

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