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Business Strategies in Innovative and Non-innovative Firms in Canada

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  • Johnson, Joanne
  • Baldwin, John R.

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This study investigates differences in the policies being pursued by innovative and non-innovative firms. It focuses on a broad group of strategies -- in marketing, finance, production, management and human resources and asks whether there are key areas in which the strategies being followed by innovative and non-innovative firms differ. It also asks how the activities of firms in each of these areas differs. Finally, it compares the performance of innovative and non-innovative firms. The study finds that innovative firms place a greater emphasis on management, human resources, marketing, financing, government programs and services, and production efficiencies. In most of these areas, innovative firms pursue activities more intensively. Finally, innovative firms are more successful than non-innovative firms.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch in its series Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series with number 1995073e.

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Date of creation: 28 Feb 1995
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp3e:1995073e

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Keywords: Business performance and ownership; Innovation; Labour; Science and technology; Small and medium-sized businesses; Workplace organization; innovation; performance;

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  1. Napolitano, Giovanni, 1991. "Industrial research and sources of innovation: A cross-industry analysis of Italian manufacturing firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 171-178, April.
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  1. Diederen, Paul & van Meijl, Hans & Wolters, Arjan, 2002. "Modernisation in Agriculture: What Makes a Farmer Adopt an Innovation?," 2002 International Congress, August 28-31, 2002, Zaragoza, Spain 24864, European Association of Agricultural Economists.
  2. Gabsi, Foued & Mhenni, Hatem & Koouba, Karim, 2008. "Innovation Determinants in Emerging Countries: An Empirical Study at the Tunisian Firms level," MPRA Paper 17940, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2008.
  3. O. Marsili, 2000. "Sources of Concentration and Turbulence in Evolutionary Environments: Simulations of Learning and Selection," Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS) working paper series 00.14, Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies (ECIS).
  4. Gellatly, Guy, 2000. "Differences in Innovator and Non-innovator Profiles: Small Establishments in Business Services," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2000143e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  5. John R. Baldwin & David Sabourin, 2002. "Impact of the Adoption of Advanced Information and Communication Technologies on Firm Performance in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2002/1, OECD Publishing.
  6. Johnson, Joanne & Baldwin, John R., 1998. "Differences dans les strategies et le rendement de divers types d'innovateurs," Direction des etudes analytiques : documents de recherche 1997102f, Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques.
  7. Gabsi, Foued & Mhenni, Hatem & Koouba, Karim, 2010. "Determinants of Innovation in Emerging Country: an empirical study at the Tunisian firm level," MPRA Paper 46182, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2008.
  8. Baldwin, John R. & Yates, Janice, 1999. "Innovation, Training and Success," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 1999137e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  9. Allan Kearns & Frances Ruane, 1997. ""To R&D or not to R&D, that is the Question": A Firm Level Study of Employment Growth in the Irish Manufacturing Sector, 1986-95," Economics Policy Papers 975, Trinity College Dublin, Department of Economics.
  10. 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.
  11. Thornhill, Stewart & Gellatly, Guy & Riding, Allan, 2003. "Growth History, Knowledge Intensity and Capital Structure in Small Firms," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2003006e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  12. Lin, Zhengxi & Baldwin, John R., 2001. "Entraves a l'adoption des technologies de pointe pour les fabricants canadiens," Direction des etudes analytiques : documents de recherche 2001173f, Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques.
  13. Giovanni Dosi & Marco Faillo & Luigi Marengo, 2003. "Organizational Capabilities, Patterns of Knowledge Accumulation and Governance Structures in Business Firms. An Introduction," LEM Papers Series 2003/11, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
  14. Baldwin, John R. & Diverty, Brent, 1995. "Advanced Technology Use in Canadian Manufacturing Establishments," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 1995085e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  15. Gu, Wulong & Baldwin, John R., 2003. "Participation aux marches d'exportation et productivite du secteur canadien de la fabrication," Serie de documents de recherche sur l'analyse economique (AE) 2003011f, Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques.
  16. Gaudreault, Valerie & Baldwin, John R. & Gellatly, Guy, 2002. "Financing Innovation in New Small Firms: New Evidence from Canada," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2002190e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  17. Johnson, Joanne & Baldwin, John R., 1998. "Differences in Strategies and Performances of Different Types of Innovators," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 1997102e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  18. Gu, Wulong & Baldwin, John R., 2003. "Participation in Export Markets and Productivity Performance in Canadian Manufacturing," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2003011e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  19. Sabourin, David & Baldwin, John R. & Hanel, Peter, 2000. "Determinants of Innovative Activity in Canadian Manufacturing Firms: The Role of Intellectual Property Rights," Analytical Studies Branch Research Paper Series 2000122e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  20. Sabourin, David & Baldwin, John R., 2004. "The Effect of Changing Technology Use on Plant Performance in the Canadian Manufacturing Sector," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2004020e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  21. Sabourin, David & Baldwin, John R., 2001. "Impact de l'adoption des technologies de l'information et des communications de pointe sur la performance des entreprises du secteur de la fabrication au Canada," Direction des etudes analytiques : documents de recherche 2001174f, Statistics Canada, Direction des etudes analytiques.

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