Innovation and Knowledge Creation in an Open Economy: Canadian Industry and International Implications available in Hardcover
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- Cambridge University Press
The book analyzes how manufacturing firms bring new and improved products and production processes to the market. It examines sources of innovative ideas and technologies; the role of R&D activity; the use of patent protection and other government policies; and the effect of innovation on employment and various performance indicators such as profitability and export performance. It reveals how these processes differ between small and large firms; domestic and multinationals, and across industries. Although the primary focus is on Canadian manufacturing firms, the results are adjusted to reflect recent empirical studies from other industrialized countries.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.57(d)|
Table of Contents
List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; 1. The economics of knowledge creation; 2. The innovation survey; 3. Patterns of innovation: intensity and types; 4. Sources of innovations; 5. Research and development and innovation; 6. Effects of innovation; 7. Innovation and research and development in small and large firms; 8. Innovation regimes and type of innovation; 9. The use of intellectual property rights; 10. Multinationals and the Canadian innovation process; 11. Financing and the cost of innovation; 12. The diffusion of innovation; 13. Strategic capabilities in innovative businesses; 14. Determinants of innovation; 15. Summary; Appendices; References; Index.