The Canada-Atlantic Canada Manufacturing Productivity Gap: A Detailed Analysis
The objectives of this report are to examine the characteristics of manufacturing in Atlantic Canada and to shed light on the factors behind the productivity gap between Atlantic Canada and Canada in the context of the manufacturing sector. A number of possible factors contributing to the Atlantic Canada-Canada manufacturing productivity gap are examined, including innovative activity, capital intensity, quality of human resources, economies of scale and the seasonality of production. Of these, innovation is found to be the most important. Since research and development activity has been historically much lower in Atlantic Canada relative to Canada, it is possible that the level of technology embedded in the capital stock in Atlantic Canada is much lower than in Canada. In the end four factors are identified as contributing the most to the Atlantic Canada-Canada manufacturing productivity gap, namely less innovative effort, particularly in high-tech industries; fewer economies of scale; lower educational attainment of the workforce; and greater seasonality of production.
|Date of creation:||Dec 2003|
|Date of revision:|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: 151 Slater Street, Suite 710, Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3|
Web page: http://www.csls.ca/
More information through EDIRC
|Order Information:|| Web: http://www.csls.ca Email: |
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:sls:resrep:0308. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (CSLS)The email address of this maintainer does not seem to be valid anymore. Please ask CSLS to update the entry or send us the correct email address
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.