Telfer Professor Studies Knowledge-Intensive Services in Manufacturing Activities
David Doloreux and his co-investigator Richard Shearmur, Professor and Researcher at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique – Centre Urbanisation, Culture et Société, Université du Québec, received a $99,500 grant from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions through the Regional Development Study Program for their research project entitled L’Utilisation des services à forte intensité de connaissance dans la production manufacturière à haute valeur ajouté : étude exploratoire des PME manufacturières du Québec.
The objective of the research project is to study the use and contribution of the knowledge-intensive services (KIS) in high value-added manufacturing activities. The researchers will seek to ascertain the use of knowledge-intensive services by manufacturing firms, assess their impacts on innovation capabilities, and finally, analyze their use and effects according to region, industrial sector, and distance from the urban centres.
The Regional Development Study Program was created to generate and disseminate knowledge that will strengthen the ability of economic development stakeholders to take informed action in developing their regions.