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Canadian manufacturing: a study in productivity and technological change

Canadian manufacturing: a study in productivity and technological change

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Published by Canadian Institute for Economic Policy in Ottawa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canada - Industries,
  • Industrial productivity - Canada,
  • Canada - Economic policy

  • Edition Notes

    11

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC 115 Z63 1982
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22044114M

    Total factor productivity is an accurate proxy of technological change. • Energy efficiency triggers total factor productivity especially in manufacturing. • Technological change via energy efficiency in manufacturing is an engine of by: What Is Technological Change. In economics, a technological change is an increase in the efficiency of a product or process that results in an increase .

    Abstract. This paper investigates the evolution of the industrial structure in the Canadian manufacturing sector and its relationship to technological change by examining the take-up of advanced technologies and how it is related to the stochastic growth process in Author: David Sabourin and John R. Baldwin. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.

    US performance gets special attention, particularly some controversies of technology and growth. Topics include: 1) Labor productivity 2) The production function 3) US productivity and growth 4) Technological change and unemployment 5) Research and development 6) . Take manufacturing, for instance. Innovations such as industrial robots have reduced the need for workers in that sector. If we were to roll back the clock on Canadian manufacturing productivity to what it was 20 years ago, three-quarters of a million more people would have been needed to produce today’s level of output in that sector.


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What were the causes of the decline in productivity in Canadian manufacturing in the post-World War Two period Canadian Manufacturing, Volume II: A Study in Productivity and Technological Change: Industry Studies, (The Canadian Institute for Economic Policy series): Uri Zohar: : Books.

Canadian manufacturing: a study in productivity and technological change. [Uri Zohar] -- From the back cover: VOLUME 1 outlines the study's methodology and considers the explanations that have been proposed for Canada's productivity showdown. Canadian Manufacturing, Volume II: A Study in Productivity and Technological Change: Industry Studies, by Uri Zohar, Canadian Institute for Economic Policy/5.

Downloadable. In this article, we show first that the recent slowdown in productivity growth in Canada, similar to that in the United States, can be attributed at least in part to the fall-off in the commercialization of new technologies. Using our bookbased indicators of technological change, we are able to show that this is true for both aggregate measures of technology and, Author: Michelle Alexopoulos and Jon Cohen.

Advanced technology, innovation, wages and productivity in the Canadian manufacturing sector Article (PDF Available) in Applied Economics Letters 23(4). The purpose of this study is to review and synthesize the relevant literature dealing with the linkages between technological change and productivity change.

The two concepts, although theoretically distinct, are often linked in policy discussions, and both are the focus of a wide range of public policies. The Productivity Research Division at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the source of the TFP measures selected by the Commission for benchmarking the access charges of the LECs, has adopted the Fisher Ideal Index for its computations of major sector productivity, and plans its introduction in its manufacturing (two digit) sectoral : Ivan L.

Pitt, John R. Norsworthy. This study empirically analyses the links between banking competition and manufacturing productivity growth for a sample of 10 European countries during the period Productivity and Technological Change in the Railroad Sector, Albert Fishlow. Chapter in NBER book Output, Employment, and Productivity in the United States after (), Dorothy S.

Brady, editor (p. - ) Published in by NBER in NBER Book Series Studies in Income and WealthCited by: Technology and Productivity Growth "The strong performance of productivity growth in the second half of the s was in fact attributable to accelerating technical change, not to poor measurement or to temporary factors." Productivity is one of the most closely watched indicators of long-term economic prospects.

The Canadian Forest-Product Industries. Significance. Ownership and Control. A Sunset Sector. Technological Change in the Forest-Product Industries. Toward Reliance on Research rather than Resources. Research and Development. Innovation and Competitiveness. Forestry Sector R&D System.

In-House R&D by Forest-Product Firms. A period of technological change that transforms the way that goods are produced and distributed is known as an ‘industrial revolution’. A general purpose technology such as electricity, which stimulates constant improvements and is used widely across the economy, may initiate improvements in productivity or the efficiency of production.

Understanding why some workers resist technological change while others accept and facilitate it may be crucial for the survival of manufacturing firms. This study analyzes managers’ perceptions of employees’ reactions to technological changes at Canadian manufacturing plants that made technological changes in their production Cited by: A Study in Productivity and Technological Change: Sector Performance and Industrial Strategy By Uri Zohar Canadian Manufacturing is a precise, analytical examination of important aspects of the Canadian economy at a crucial period in national development.

Paperback Out of. Downloadable. As productivity (growth) appears to be the single most important determinant of a nation’s living standard or its level of real income over long periods of time, it is important to better understand the sources of productivity growth.

In Canada, total factor productivity (TFP) growth is the major contributing factor (relative to changes in capital intensity) to labour. Baldwin and Willox () examined the industry origins of the labour productivity growth slowdown after and found that almost all of it can be attributed to weaker productivity growth in manufacturing; mining and oil and gas extraction; and, to a lesser extent, finance, insurance and real estate Footnote shifting of labour from less.

Baldwin and Sabourin () investigate the impact of advanced technologies on labor productivity and market share using a link between the Census of Manufactures and the Survey of Advanced Technology in Canadian Manufacturing.

They show that plants using advanced technology increased both market share and productivity relative to plants that Cited by: This study was conducted in response to a request by the Secretary-General’s Executive Committee (deci - sion No.

/43 of 23 March ). It was prepared under the overall guidance of Pingfan. Canada is entering an era of low structural unemployment due to rapid technological change. technological advance will result in a lower rate of economic growth.

innovations in computers and communications, together with global competition, are boosting Canadian productivity and the economy's potential economic growth rate. = 2 and L = Clearly, even if technological change occurred in both 1 sectors, it would still be biased in favour of one sector if the increase in labour productivity was larger in that sector than in the other.

In all cases, technological change causes an outward shift in the PPF, allowing the economy to produce. productivity growth in Canada. • Whether the recent surge in U.S. productivity will be replicated in Canada is a critical issue for the future.

While there is uncertainty about future rates of Canadian productivity growth, it is reasonable to expect some increase in trend growth relative to the rates of recent decades.The logging industry in Alberta, Canada is subject to some of the most stringent forest management regulations in North America.

Though studies have criticized that forest management regulations in Alberta discourage innovation and hinder competi-tiveness, there is no empirical evidence on how the rate of technical change and productivity growth have Author: Shuo Wang, Henry An.The sawmill industry of the Lake States: a study of productivity, technological change, and factor demand - Canadian Journal of Forest Research A translog variable cost function of the sawmill industry in Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin was estimated using pooled time-series data for the period – with inputs labour, materials, a Cited by: 3.