Annual Survey of Research and Development in Canadian Industry (RDCI)

Changes and events affecting research and development expenditure of enterprise, category

Changes and events affecting research and development expenditures refers to factors having an impact on decisions related to research and development expenditures.

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:

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