Survey of Innovation and Business Strategy
Commercial activity of enterprise, category
Commercial activity refers to the activities an enterprise performs for their production and commercialisation of goods and services available for their clients to purchase. These activities include orders, manufacturing, sales or shipments.
Enterprise refers to the highest level of the Business Register statistical hierarchy. In alignment with the System of National Accounts, it is defined as an institutional unit that directs and controls the allocation of resources relating to its operations, and for which financial statements are maintained from which international transactions, an international investment position and a financial position for the unit can be derived. Enterprises can be corporations, quasi-corporations, institutions, or unincorporated businesses such as sole proprietors or partnerships. For incorporated enterprises, financial statements can be consolidated.
The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:
- Aggregated business activities, total response
- Business activities outside of Canada in the last 3 years
- Business activities, total response
- Business activities year
- Changes to business activities in the last three years, total response
- Services offered to complement the sale of goods, total response