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The Way Ahead : Meeting Canada's Productivity Challenge.

Author/Creator:
Brzustowski, Tom.
Publication:
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, 2008.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (193 pages)
Series:
Governance Series
Governance Series
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Subjects:
Industrial productivity -- Canada.
Labor productivity -- Canada.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects -- Canada.
Research, Industrial -- Economic aspects -- Canada.
Canada -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Canada is a prosperous country, but this prosperity is being stressed by demographics, pressures on the public purse, and low productivity growth. To maintain the nation's high quality of life, prosperity must increase while remaining sustainable. Combining Tom Brzustowski's extensive knowledge of government, industry, and academia, The Way Ahead, articulates a strategy for moving the Canadian economy towards higher-value products based on research and development, describing the practical steps government, industry and academia must take to improve things in the short term and prepare strategically for the long term. He recommends increasing productivity growth by embracing an economy based on innovation, prioritizing research and development, marketing Canadian products internationally, and encouraging entrepreneurial activities in all sectors. Ultimately, increasing prosperity will require a new level of understanding, strategic coherence, and mutual support between the private and public sectors in Canada, a challenge that the author feels Canada is prepared to and absolutely must face.
Contents:
Intro
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction
1 Canada in the World
How Canada compares with the top economies
Excellence in science and engineering
The "small country" put-down
Canada's prospects
2 Why Productivity Matters
Why it matters
How to increase productivity
3 Getting Started
The high-level vision: "Science the Endless Frontier
The importance of Basic Research
Centres of Basic Research
The practical approach: Hong Kong Productivity Council
4 Sustaining our Prosperity
Value added
Commodities and innovations
A note on the many kinds of innovation
The connection between innovation, productivity, and wealth creation
The big picture
5 Time Is of the Essence
The Porter Admonition
The Innovation Strategy, R.I.P.
Forgacs' Cenjecture
The cadence of innovation in industry
Wasted time
6 Innovation in Canadian Industry
The impacts of different sectors
Griller's Framework
The R and the D of R&D
The role of design
The cost of R&D
Now what?
Value-added manufacturing in the big picture
A distinctive feature on Canada's R&D landcape
7 How University Reasearch Helps
Three main ways
How the Canadian system works
Commercializing inventions coming out of basic research
Community colleges
Government laboratories
8 Improving Things
CME 20/20
Six quick hits for Canadian commercialization
The Ontario Premier's Council
The new federal S&T strategy
Last thoughts on improving things
9 Preparing for the Long Term
Offering government programs as a system
Developing the capacity for joint government and business strategic planning
Defining opportunities strategically
Promoting a long-term approach to investing
Developing entrepreneurial managers
Developing our untapped human resources.
Working to become a world marketing powerhouse
Growing "3-legged people"!
Developing a new business model for Canada
Glossary
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Appendix
Index
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Brzustowski, Tom The Way Ahead
ISBN:
9780776617695
9780776606699
OCLC:
311308230