Services Industries and the Knowledge-based Economy
University of Calgary Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 615 pages
Services industries account for almost three-quarters of both gross domestic product and employment in Canada, a trend that Canada shares with other G-7 countries. Furthermore, the services sector has been responsible for most of Canada’s employment creation and much of its productivity growth over the past decade and the sector’s importance to the Canadian economy continues to increase. Thirty renowned experts contribute to this volume, which is aimed at better understanding the dynamics of Canadian services industries and identifying the types of policies most likely to improve their innovation and productivity performance.
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3 Policy Challenges in the New Economy
5 RelativeWage Patterns Among the Highly Educated in a Knowledgebased Economy
Perspectives and Issues
6 Location Effects Locational Spillovers and the Performance of Canadian Information Technology Firms
Some Scenarios and Issues of Measurement
10 Innovation in the Canadian Services Sector
11 Technology and the Financial Services Industry
A Canadian Perspective
13 The RuralUrban Location Pattern of Advanced Services Firms in an International Perspective
A Canadian Success Story
Data Needs and Challenges
How Different Are Services?
Patterns Issues and the Role of Measurement
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