Services Industries and the Knowledge-based Economy

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University of Calgary Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 615 pages
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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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Contents

1 Introduction
1
An Introduction
19
3 Policy Challenges in the New Economy
39
An Overview
77
5 RelativeWage Patterns Among the Highly Educated in a Knowledgebased Economy
131
Perspectives and Issues
159
6 Location Effects Locational Spillovers and the Performance of Canadian Information Technology Firms
167
Some Scenarios and Issues of Measurement
211
10 Innovation in the Canadian Services Sector
329
11 Technology and the Financial Services Industry
379
A Canadian Perspective
405
13 The RuralUrban Location Pattern of Advanced Services Firms in an International Perspective
445
A Canadian Success Story
503
Data Needs and Challenges
557
Summing Up
583
Untitled
607

How Different Are Services?
237
Patterns Issues and the Role of Measurement
277

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