Business Leaders’ Perspectives: Canada’s Competitiveness and Innovation Doldrums

The Conference Board of Canada, 19 pages, September 2013
Briefing by Jessica Edge, Douglas Watt
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This briefing provides an overview of the World Economic Forum’s 2013 global competitiveness rankings. It examines Canada’s current competitiveness, and highlights several obstacles that continue to prevent Canada from becoming a more competitive and productive country.

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Business Leader’s Perspectives: Canada’s Competitiveness and Innovation Doldrums provides a Canadian perspective on the findings of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2013–2014. The briefing highlights Canada’s standing in the GCI rankings, examines the foundation of Canada’s competitiveness, provides insights into Canada’s competitive strengths and weaknesses, and sheds light on some of the challenges of doing business in Canada. The briefing draws attention to a number of obstacles that prevent Canada from becoming a more competitive and productive country. For a second year, we sit in 14th place, well behind top performers Switzerland, Singapore, and Finland.

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