Roger L. Martin, Chairman of Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Progress
Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
I am pleased to present Working Paper 15 of the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity. In this Working Paper, we examine the importance of small business and entrepreneurship to our prosperity in Ontario and Canada...
New research by the Institute for Competitiveness & Prosperity shows that public policy should focus on truly entrepreneurial firms to strengthen innovation capabilities in Ontario and Canada
Smaller businesses are the backbone of Ontario’s and Canada’s economies. But not all smaller businesses are the same. Our economy would be better served if public policy focused on assisting the relatively small number of entrepreneurial high-growth, high-impact firms that will drive innovation, productivity, and prosperity. Thus the emphasis in taxation and broader economic policy should shift from smaller to growing firms.
These are the key conclusions of the Working Paper, Small business, entrepreneurship, and innovation