David Doloreux, Richard Sheamur

How much does KIBS Contribute to R&D Activities of Manufacturing Firms?

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Keywords: J.E.L. L84, O14, O32

Based on a sample of Canadian manufacturing small- and medium-sized firms, the study investigates the nature and use of Knowledge-Intensive services by manufacturing firms and assesses the impact of the use of KIBS on their R&D activities. In the paper, we test if the use of KIS has an impact on whether firms realize R&D, and R&D intensity and compare the results across manufacturing sectors.

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