Research and Development in Canadian Industry (RDCI)

Research and development science field of institutional unit, category

Research and development science field refers to the field of science or technology which describes most accurately principal activity being performed as reflected, for example, by the occupations of most of the professional staff of a research and development unit.

Institutional unit refers to an economic entity that is capable, in its own right, of owning assets, incurring liabilities, and engaging in economic activities and in transactions with other entities. There is a hierarchical relationship between institutional units and establishments. An institutional unit contains one or more entire establishment(s); an establishment belongs to one and only one institutional unit. There are two main types of units in the real world that may qualify as institutional units, namely persons or groups of persons in the form of households, and legal or social entities.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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