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Capacités d'innovation : comparaison de l'emploi en sciences et en génie dans les villes canadiennes et américaines


  • Beckstead, Desmond Brown, W. Mark


Ces dernières années, les villes ont accordé un intérêt croissant à leur capacité de générer, d'attirer et de retenir leur capital humain. Une mesure de ce capital est l'emploi dans les professions liées aux sciences et au génie. Nous comparons la part de l'emploi attribuable à ces professions spécialisées dans les villes canadiennes et américaines en nous fondant sur des données tirées des recensements de la population du Canada et des États Unis réalisés de 1980-1981 à 2000-2001. Cette comparaison donne une idée de la performance des villes canadiennes relativement à leurs analogues américaines au cours d'une période de vingt ans. Nous cherchons aussi à évaluer les résultats des villes en fonction de leur population, parce que les grandes villes pourraient être plus favorisées que les petites en ce qui a trait aux facteurs ayant une incidence sur la demande ainsi que l'offre de scientifiques et d'ingénieurs.

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  • Beckstead, Desmond Brown, W. Mark, 2006. "Capacités d'innovation : comparaison de l'emploi en sciences et en génie dans les villes canadiennes et américaines," L'économie canadienne en transition 2006012f, Statistics Canada, Division de l'analyse économique.
  • Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp1f:2006012f

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