Last week’s announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper that the Canadian government will increase funding for SMEs to spur increased exports is certainly a shot in the right direction. The new program, administered by the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, will … Read More.
Months ago Anthony and I were interviewed by the Globe and Mail on the barriers to commercialization and growth in Canada. At the time our thinking was quite clear – our economy was burdened more by a lack of successful … Read More.
Innovation is difficult to measure. As a result, decision-makers must instead rely on a series of proxy metrics to provide a picture of a firm’s or country’s innovation performance. One of the most commonly used measures is patent data, particularly … Read More.
In late 2012 a growing debate over corporate cash holdings was dominating economic headlines. The argument ran that this cash should be deployed to boost the economy. I wrote about this here . At the time I was surprised that no … Read More.