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Les obstacles à l’innovation dans les industries de services au Canada


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  • Mohnen, Pierre

    (Université du Québec à Montréal)

  • Rosa, Julio



Many economic studies have examined the conditions under which innovation occurs in Canadian firms. We take the opposite view and look at the impediments to innovations perceived by Canadian firms. We focus on three service sectors: communication, financial services and technical business services. The data come from the 1996 innovation survey conducted by Statistics Canada. The first objective of this paper is to explain why firms perceive the obstacles to innovation differently. We do so by performing a data analysis and an econometric analysis. The second objective is to find out whether some obstacles are complementary. If there is complementarity, a systems approach is called for to efficiently remove the innovation barriers. De nombreux travaux se sont penchés sur les conditions qui favorisent les efforts en matière d’innovation technologique dans les entreprises canadiennes. L’objectif de cette étude est d’examiner l’innovation sous l’angle opposé, à savoir les obstacles perçus à l’innovation. Nous examinons les obstacles dans les industries des communications, de la finance et des services techniques. Les données proviennent de l’enquête innovation de 1996 menée par Statistique Canada. Premièrement, nous essayons de faire ressortir quelques facteurs expliquant la perception des obstacles à partir d’une analyse des données et d’un modèle économétrique. Deuxièmement, nous cherchons à déterminer dans quelle mesure certains obstacles sont complémentaires entre eux. Si complémentarité il y a, il faut adopter une approche systémique aux barrières à l’innovation pour y remédier efficacement.

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Article provided by Société Canadienne de Science Economique in its journal L'Actualité économique.

Volume (Year): 77 (2001)
Issue (Month): 2 (juin)
Pages: 231-254

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Handle: RePEc:ris:actuec:v:77:y:2001:i:2:p:231-254

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  1. Lin, Zhengxi & Baldwin, John R., 2001. "Impediments to Advanced Technology Adoption for Canadian Manufacturers," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2001173e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  2. Marcel Boyer, 1999. "Les Expos, l'OSM, les universités, les hôpitaux : Le coût d'un déficit de 400 000 emplois au Québec = Expos, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Universities, Hospitals: The Cost of a 400,000-Job Shortf," CIRANO Papers 99c-01, CIRANO.
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  1. Pablo D'Este & Simona Iammarino & Maria Savona & Nick von Tunzelmann, 2008. "What hampers innovation? Evidence from the UK CIS4," SPRU Working Paper Series 168, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.
  2. D’Este, Pablo & Iammarino, Simona & Savona, Maria & von Tunzelmann, Nick, 2012. "What hampers innovation? Revealed barriers versus deterring barriers," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(2), pages 482-488.
  3. Henk L.M. Kox, 2004. "The contribution of business services to aggregate productivity growth," Industrial Organization 0402005, EconWPA.
  4. Marcel Dagenais & Pierre Mohnen, 2000. "Towards an Innovation Intensity Index: The Case of CIS 1 in Denmark and Ireland," CIRANO Working Papers 2000s-20, CIRANO.


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