4th Pillar Organizations in Canada
University of Waterloo - Conrad Centre for Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology
September 15, 2005
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 65
Keywords: 4th Pillar Organizations, innovation intermediaries
JEL Classification: L31, O38, O51
Date posted: December 6, 2009