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Research and development in a service economy

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Canada has a service economy and R&D in Canada is mainly a service sector activity. This paper examines the sectoral distribution of expenditure on R&D performance, with emphasis on the business sector in Canada and with international comparisons. Human resources are a key component in the performance of R&D, and comparisons are made, over time, of the number of research workers in service and non-service industries, of the ratio of professional to technical and other personnel, and of the changes in educational levels of R&D personnel. Using Canadian experience as a guide, some conclusions are drawn about the measurement challenges in producing indicators of the transition to a service economy. Copyright , Beech Tree Publishing.

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  • F D Gault, 1998. "Research and development in a service economy," Research Evaluation, Oxford University Press, vol. 7(2), pages 79-91, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:rseval:v:7:y:1998:i:2:p:79-91
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    1. Faridah Djellal & Faïz Gallouj, 2018. "Fifteen Advances in Service Innovation Studies," Post-Print hal-01672567, HAL.
    2. Faridah Djellal & Faïz Gallouj, 2000. "Le « casse-tête » de la mesure de l'innovation dans les services : enquête sur les enquêtes," Revue d'Économie Industrielle, Programme National Persée, vol. 93(1), pages 7-28.
    3. Petr Hanel, 2004. "Innovation in the Canadian Service Sector," Cahiers de recherche 04-03, Departement d'Economique de l'École de gestion à l'Université de Sherbrooke.
    4. Faridah Djellal & Faïz Gallouj, 2001. "Patterns of innovation organisation in service firms: postal survey results and theoretical models," Science and Public Policy, Oxford University Press, vol. 28(1), pages 57-67, February.
    5. Faridah Djellal & Camal Gallouj & Faïz Gallouj, 2001. "La recherche-développement dans les services. Tome 1 (Synthèse)," Working Papers hal-01111902, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • L8 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services

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