4th Pillar Organizations in Canada

65 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2009  

Margaret Dalziel

University of Waterloo - Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology

Date Written: September 15, 2005

Abstract

This preliminary investigation into 4th pillar organizations in Canada was commissioned by the Prime Minister’s Advisory Council on Science and Technology in July 2005. It represents a first effort to characterize 4th pillar organizations on a conceptual level and to estimate the nature and size of the population of 4th pillar organizations in Canada. The objective of the report is to lay the groundwork for a consideration of how the government can leverage 4th pillar organizations as vehicles of increased innovation and productivity, particularly among small and medium sized enterprises.

Keywords: 4th Pillar Organizations, innovation intermediaries

JEL Classification: L31, O38, O51

Suggested Citation

Dalziel, Margaret, 4th Pillar Organizations in Canada (September 15, 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1518863 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1518863

Margaret Dalziel (Contact Author)

University of Waterloo - Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology ( email )

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1
Canada

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