Technology and the growth of the manufacturing firm

Chapter Title

Technology and the growth of the manufacturing firm

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Management Department

Description

Using a linked survey datasets in Canadian manufacturing (The Survey of Advanced Technology in Canadian Manufacturing the Annual Survey of Manufactures surveys), complementarities among 28 different Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) are empirically tested as well as substitute qualities, based on the success of the firm. Hypotheses generated from the AMT literature are explored. The main results show evidence against the classic theory that all forms of AMT are complementary. In addition, complementarity of AMT appears to aid in the growth of Canadian firms more so than short-term profit and productivity. Finally, there is evidence to suggest size and industry classification has an effect on AMT complementarity. © 2011 IEEE.

Publication Date

9-26-2011

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Proceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011

Editors

NA

ISBN

9781612849522

Publisher

Curran Associates

City

S.l.

First Page

222

Last Page

230

Technology and the growth of the manufacturing firm

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