David Doloreux, with Mark Freel, received $65,000 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to study innovation in knowledge-intensive industries from an international perspective.

This research project, entitled Innovation et services à forte intensité de connaissance : une perspective internationale, seeks to better understand the economic organization, the development, and the innovation activities of knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) in Canada and Europe (Germany, Norway, and Finland). Key questions will be examined in the economic organization of KIBS, their competitive strategies, and their dynamics. In addition, this project explores the impact of socio-institutional context on the performance of KIBS and seeks to better understand the relationship between the KIBS behaviour and context at the regional and national levels. The researchers will examine and compare case studies, contributing valuable information to economic development and innovation policies, while providing insights into the “how” and the “why” of better reflecting KIBS in the development of these policies.