Archived — Working Paper Number 23, Restructuring in Canadian Industries: A Micro Analysis, June 1998
Strategic Policy Sector
Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch
Using company-based data compiled from a survey of individual Canadian companies, this paper examines the methods and the reasons for restructuring. Downsizing, reengineering and merging with other companies are most common among Canadian companies. More than half of the firms that have undergone restructuring in recent years belong to the services sector. On the other hand, only one quarter of the companies that have restructured belong to the manufacturing sector. Restructuring remains substantially less deep in Canada than in the United States, and this is valid across all industrial sectors.
Catalogue number: C21-24/22-1998
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