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Services Industries And The Knowledge-Based Economy

1st Edition

Edited by Richard G. Lipsey, Alice O. Nakamura


630 pages

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pub: 2019-10-31
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Originally published in 2006, Services Industries and the Knowledge-Based Economy is the thirteenth and final title in the series Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019 andexamines services industries in Canada. Accounting for almost three-quarters of both gross domestic product and employment in Canada the services sector has been responsible for most of Canada’s employment creation and much of its productivity growth and the sector is important to the Canadian economy increase. The book examines Canada’s services sector from the 80s up until the book’s publication in the early 2000s. The volume suggests that during this period the industry became more outward oriented, more innovative, more productive, and more skills-intensive. The book seeks to better understand the dynamics of the service economy and to identify the types of policies most likely to sustain the development of a knowledge-based economy. This research volume features the proceedings Industry Canada’s Conference on Services Industries and Knowledge-Based Economy, held in Winnipeg on October 16-18, 2003.

Table of Contents


1. Introduction, Richard G. Lipsey & Alice O. Nakamura

2. Concepts and Measures of Productivity: An Introduction, W. Erwin Diewert &Alice O. Nakamura

3. Policy Challenges in the New Economy, Richard G. Lipsey

4. The Services Economy in Canada: An Overview, Ram C. Acharya

5. Relative Wage Patterns Among the Highly Educated in a Knowledge-Based Economy, René Morissette, Yuri Ostrovsky & Garnett Picot

Panel: Knowledge-Economy and Services: Perspectives and Issues, William Watson

6. Location Effects, Locational Spillovers and the Performance of Canadian Information Technology Firms, Steven Globerman, Daniel Shapiro & Aidan Vining

Comment, Ajay Agrawal

7. Liberalization in China’s Key Services Sectors Following Accession to the World Trade Organization: Some Scenarios and Issues of Measurement, John Whalley

Comment, John McHale

8. Canada’s Experience With Foreign Direct Investment: How Different Are Services?, Walid Hejazi

Comment, John Ries

9. Productivity Growth in the Services Industries: Patterns, Issues and the Role of Measurement, Anita Wölfl

Comment, Alice O. Nakamura

10. Innovation in the Canadian Services Sector, Petr Hanel

Comment, Steven Globerman

11. Technology and the Financial Services Industry, Edwin H. Neave

Comment, Eric Santor

12. Liberalization of Trade and Investment in Telecommunication Services: A Canadian Perspective, Zhiqi Chen

Comment, Sumit K. Kundu

13. The Rural/Urban Location Pattern of Advanced Services Firms in an International Perspective, C. Michael Wernerheim & Christopher A. Sharpe

Comment, Mario Polèse

14. Productivity Growth in Services Industries: A Canadian Success Story, Someshwar Rao, Andrew Sharpe & Jianmin Tang

Comment, Richard G. Harris

15. Services and the New Economy: Data Needs and Challenges, W. Erwin Diewert

Comment, Philip Smith

16. Services Industries in a Knowledge-Based Economy: Summing Up, Pierre Sauvé

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BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General