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Published on January 10, 2023, the project report « Stratégie de mise à niveau technologique des entreprises québécoises » written by Genevieve Dufour, CIRANO Director of Major Collaborative Projects and Benoit Dostie, HEC Montréal Full Professor, CIRANO Researcher and Fellow focuses on innovation and digital transformation.
The authors examine the technology upgrading strategies of Quebec firms by comparing their adoption rates of new technologies to those of firms in the rest of Canada using data from Statistics Canada's Survey of Innovation and Business Strategies (SIBS) for the years 2009, 2012, and 2017.
For 2017, they find that Quebec is in line with the Canadian average in terms of adoption of advanced technologies, and even ahead in terms of emerging technologies. An econometric analysis of the determinants of the adoption of these technologies then allows us to identify some explanatory factors for the differences in adoption rates between firms.