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Head Office Employment in Canada, 1999 to 2005

  • Brown, W. Mark
  • Beckstead, Desmond

This paper provides an analysis of trends in business sector head office employment in Canada from 1999 to 2005. It investigates changes in the number of head offices and head office employment over this period. The paper also examines the effect of foreign ownership on head office employment. It asks how much foreign-controlled firms contribute to Canadian head office employment and employment growth and what happens to head office employment when control of a firm changes from domestic to foreign. The paper also looks at the rate at which head offices enter and exit over time with a view to ascertaining whether the loss of a head office is a rare occurrence or a relatively common event. Finally, the paper presents trends in head office employment across metropolitan areas over the past six years.

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Paper provided by Statistics Canada, Economic Analysis in its series Insights on the Canadian Economy with number 2006014e.

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Date of creation: 13 Jul 2006
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Handle: RePEc:stc:stcp2e:2006014e
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  1. Brown, W. Mark & Baldwin, John R., 2005. "Foreign Multinationals and Head Office Employment in Canadian Manufacturing Firms," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2005034e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
  2. Thomas Klier & William Testa, 2002. "Location trends of large company headquarters during the 1990s," Economic Perspectives, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, issue Q II, pages 12-26.
  3. Brown, W. Mark & Beckstead, Desmond & Baldwin, John R., 2003. "Hollowing-out, Trimming-down or Scaling-up? An Analysis of Head Offices in Canada, 1999 to 2002," Economic Analysis (EA) Research Paper Series 2003019e, Statistics Canada, Analytical Studies Branch.
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