Research and Development in Canadian Industry (RDCI)

Research and development science field of enterprise, 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.

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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