City and innovation: Different size, different strategy

  title={City and innovation: Different size, different strategy},
  author={P. Therrien},
The objective of this paper is to assess whether establishments' innovation performance and innovation strategies differ by the size of the city in which they are located. Using the Canadian 1999 Survey of Innovation database (establishment-based), it was found that the rate of innovation is not correlated with city-size, but when the innovation measure takes into account the importance of innovation, then the size of the city does matter. The results show that establishments belonging to… CONTINUE READING


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