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Cities and Growth: Knowledge Spillovers in the Adoption of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies

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    This paper examines the presence of knowledge spillovers that affect the adoption of advanced technologies in the Canadian manufacturing sector. It examines whether plants that adopt advanced technologies are more likely to do so when there are other nearby plants that do so within a model of technology adoption.

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    Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis in its series The Canadian Economy in Transition with number 2008018e.

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    Date of creation: 05 Feb 2008
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    Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp1e:2008018e

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    Keywords: Business performance and ownership; Economic accounts; Information and communications technology; Manufacturing; Productivity accounts; Regional and urban profiles;

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    1. Adelheid Holl & Rafael Pardo & Ruth Rama, 2011. "Spatial patterns of adoption of just-in-time manufacturing," Working Papers 1101, Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos (IPP), CSIC.

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