Patterns of innovation, advanced technology use and business practices in Canadian
This paper uses a distributed microdata analysis approach to map patterns of technology
adoption in Canadian firms, exploring the relationship between technology adoption,
business practices and innovation. Prepared by the OECD NESTI secretariat in collaboration
with Statistics Canada, the paper leverages a unique enterprise database combining
information on innovation, technology adoption and the use of selected business practices.
This work suggests a number of possible pathways for selecting and defining priority
technology and business practices for data collection and reporting, implementing
recommendations in the 2018 Oslo Manual on enablers and objectives of business innovation,
and identifying potential synergies between business innovation, management and ICT,
and other surveys focused on various aspects of technology adoption.
Published on March 19, 2020
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