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Advanced technology use and firm performance in Canadian manufacturing in the 1990s


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  • John R. Baldwin
  • David Sabourin


This paper investigates the evolution of industrial structure in Canadian manufacturing and its relationship to technological change. It does so by examining the extent to which plants that make greater use of advanced technologies experience higher growth in market share and productivity. Using recent survey data on technology use at the plant level, the study finds that establishments that had adopted advanced manufacturing technologies by the end of the 1990s, particularly network communications technologies, had superior productivity growth throughout the decade. In turn, gains in relative productivity were accompanied by gains in market share. Copyright 2002, Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Oxford University Press in its journal Industrial and Corporate Change.

Volume (Year): 11 (2002)
Issue (Month): 4 (August)
Pages: 761-789

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Handle: RePEc:oup:indcch:v:11:y:2002:i:4:p:761-789

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  1. Baldwin, John R. & Gellatly, Guy, 2006. "Innovation Capabilities: The Knowledge Capital Behind the Survival and Growth of Firms," The Canadian Economy in Transition, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis 2006013e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis.
  2. Baldwin, John R., 2004. "Productivite : l'evolution du programme de Statistique Canada," Analyse economique : documents sur la methodologie - Comptes nationaux, Statistics Canada, Analyse economique 2004002f, Statistics Canada, Analyse economique.
  3. Baldwin, John R. & Gellatly, Guy, 2006. "Capacites d'innovation : le capital de savoir, gage de survie et de croissance des entreprises," L'economie canadienne en transition, Statistics Canada, Analyse economique 2006013f, Statistics Canada, Analyse economique.
  4. Baldwin, John R. & Gellatly, Guy, 2007. "Global Links: Multinationals in Canada: An Overview of Research at Statistics Canada," The Canadian Economy in Transition, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis 2007014e, Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis.
  5. Elad Gafni, 2005. "The Diffusion and Adoption of Advanced Technologies in Canada: An Overview of the Issues," CSLS Research Reports, Centre for the Study of Living Standards 2005-05, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.
  6. Sandulli, Francesco D. & Baker, Paul M.A. & López-Sánchez, José I., 2013. "Can small and medium enterprises benefit from skill-biased technological change?," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 66(10), pages 1976-1982.
  7. Centre for the Study of Living Standards, 2005. "What Explains the Canada-US ICT Investment Intensity Gap?," CSLS Research Reports, Centre for the Study of Living Standards 2005-06, Centre for the Study of Living Standards.


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