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By Jorge Niosi

ISBN-10: 0773520120

ISBN-13: 9780773520127

Niosi appears to be like on the background of Canada's nationwide method of Innovation (NSI), quite through the post-war interval, illuminating the truth that in the course of and after global conflict II over 30 learn universities, a hundred and fifty executive laboratories, and dozens of presidency rules aimed toward nurturing innovation in deepest enterprises, academia, and executive businesses have been constructed. He makes use of facts got via questionnaire responses from all of the huge examine and improvement enterprises in Canada to examine Canada's family procedure of innovation, discovering expanding collaboration among universities, govt laboratories, and personal businesses. He concludes that Canada has been fairly profitable in making a nationwide procedure of innovation and that the government, via its tasks and cutting edge thoughts, has been the most think about the construction of this system.

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The regional perspective seems, however, somewhat more useful for infant industries and proprietary capitalism. Managerial capitalism and large firms are not regional or local in any possible sense, with the Silicon Valleys of this world probably the best possible environment for the development of new industries such as microelectronics and software in the last decades or biotechnology today. However, once large firms operate in the national or the global market, they gain externalities from across the country, and often even from their international operations.

In particular, it participated in the nation's nuclear program, which in time would produce a commercial electro-nuclear reactor, the CANDU. The NRC also hosted defence research during the war and participated in aircraft, radar, and many other crucial research projects. Technology transfer from the United Kingdom enormously accelerated during the war, as the British government tried to secure a safe place for advanced projects and supplies. In the period after 1945, wartime projects proved useful in promoting industrialization.

Westinghouse Electrical equipment USA 182 5 Canadair Aircraft USA 178 6 Alcan Aluminum Aluminum refining Canada 159 7 RCA Victor Electronic equipment USA 157 8 Imperial Oil Petroleum USA 150 9 Cdn. General Electric Electrical equipment USA 133 10 Ayerst Laboratories Pharmaceutical products USA 132 11 Uniroyal Tires USA 118 12 Computing Devices Computers, microelectronics USA 102 1 3 Du Pont of Canada Chemicals USA 101 14 De Havilland Aircraft UK 92 15 International Nickel Nickel refining Canada 92 16 Cdn Industries Ltd Chemicals UK 85 17 British American Oil Petroleum USA 81 18 International Cellulose Cellulose, paper USA 65 19 Orenda Ltd Gas turbines USA 61 20 Cominco Lead and zinc refining Canada 59 21 Domtar Pulp and paper Canada 54 22 IBM Canada Computers USA 54 23 Dow Chemical Canada Chemicals USA 52 24 Union Carbide Canada Chemicals USA 52 25 CAE Industries Electronics, machinery Canada 47 Rank and corporation Total Source.

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