Annual Report 11November 2012
A push for growth: The time is nowAnnual Report 11November 2012A push for growth: The time is now
Now is the time for Ontario’s business leaders to step up and take the actions necessary to enhance long-term competitiveness and prosperity.
Ontario has a strong base from which to foster a strong recovery from the 2009 recession. Canada as a whole is faring better than the United States in overcoming the economic downturn, and this has positive implications for the country’s competitiveness. However, there are still many areas in which Ontario businesses must continue to improve to achieve...read more
Working Paper 15February 2012
Small business, entrepreneurship, and innovationWorking Paper 15February 2012Small business, entrepreneurship, and innovation
The Working Paper, Small business, entrepreneurship, and innovation, shows that public policy should focus on truly entrepreneurial firms to strengthen innovation capabilities in Ontario and Canada.
Previous Institute research has focused on the innovation and prosperity gaps in Ontario and Canada – the failure to achieve our full economic potential. In the current paper, the Institute draws the connection between innovation, prosperity and our small- and medium-sized business sector.
White PaperFebruary 2012
Improving Productivity in Canada’s Food Processing Sector through Greater ScaleWhite PaperFebruary 2012Improving Productivity in Canada’s Food Processing Sector through Greater Scale
The purpose of this study was to provide an economic analysis of the relationship between scale and productivity in Canada’s food processing and its significance for Canadian public policy and management purposes. With the changing global agri-food environment and future demand opportunities, scale in food processing is one factor that allows participating Canadian firms to compete successfully in this environment. Large scale processing drives large scale demand for agricultural products,...read more