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Strengthening innovation in products, processes and business models for Asia’s emerging markets can have significant benefits for Canadian SMEs. This, first of a series articles, looks differently at Asian emerging markets.

Asian Emerging Markets: Different Business Opportunity for Canadian SMEs Part 1

Strengthening innovation in products, processes and business models for Asia’s emerging markets can have significant benefits for Canadian SMEs. This, first of a series articles, looks differently at Asian emerging markets.

George Abonyi, Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at Sasin School of Management

The appropriate innovation approach focused on Asian emerging markets can add an important dimension to Canada’s export and technology strategies in a post-pandemic world. Our on-going work suggests, it is also more within the reach of most Canadian firms. This could lead to significant benefits for Canada, and also for Asian consumers in underserved markets.

Asian Emerging Markets: Different Business Opportunity for Canadian SMEs Part 3

The appropriate innovation approach focused on Asian emerging markets can add an important dimension to Canada’s export and technology strategies in a post-pandemic world. Our on-going work suggests, it is also more within the reach of most Canadian firms. This could lead to significant benefits for Canada, and also for Asian consumers in underserved markets.

George Abonyi, Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at Sasin School of Management and David Abonyi, Program Policy Analyst at Global Affairs Canada

Discusses how companies can mitigate the political risks the modern populism can breed.

Businesses Need to Beware of the Populist Promise

Discusses how companies can mitigate the political risks the modern populism can breed.

Julian Campisi, PhD - York University

Due to the pandemic, Canada faces its worst economic slowdown in the nation’s history. The  government has been pro-actively putting measures in place to soften the blow on hard-hit business in an effort to keep the economy rolling. Read to learn about the programs, subsidies, and financial considerations that are in place.

Government Assistance Programs, Subsidies, and Financial Considerations
for Canadian SMEs during the Great Lockdown

Due to the pandemic, Canada faces its worst economic slowdown in the nation’s history. The government has been pro-actively putting measures in place to soften the blow on hard-hit business in an effort to keep the economy rolling. Read to learn about the programs, subsidies, and financial considerations that are in place.

Linda Thorne, PhD, FCPA FCA, Professor of Accounting, Schulich School of Business - York University, Toronto & Abhishek Manohar Chellani, MSc., MBA student, Schulich School of Business- York University, Toronto

The above article is an updated extract from an earlier piece Julian Campisi published as “Social & Political Risks: Factors Affecting FDI in China’s Mining Sector”, Thunderbird International Business Review 59 (6), 2017.

Political Risk, Foreign Direct Investment and the China Mining Sector

The above article is an updated extract from an earlier piece Julian Campisi published as “Social & Political Risks: Factors Affecting FDI in China’s Mining Sector”, Thunderbird International Business Review 59 (6), 2017.

Julian Campisi, PhD

It's critical for governments to accelerate efforts to create the conditions for private enterprise to thrive and communities to prosper. – Jim Yong Kim  Government is an economic enabler of SME growth. The business-government interface in policy, regulation, finance, service, and strategy features significant roles, relationships, and results for SMEs.

SMEs…serving public purpose

It's critical for governments to accelerate efforts to create the conditions for private enterprise to thrive and communities to prosper. – Jim Yong Kim Government is an economic enabler of SME growth. The business-government interface in policy, regulation, finance, service, and strategy features significant roles, relationships, and results for SMEs.

John Wilklins is associate in public management at York University and former executive in residence for Business and Government with the Schulich School of Business. He was a career senior public servant and diplomat. (jwilins@schulich.yorku.ca)

The second, in this series of articles, focuses on the unmet needs and actual characteristics of the majority of Asian emerging market consumers who have high aspirations but lower incomes.

Asian Emerging Markets: Different Business Opportunity for Canadian SMEs Part 2

The second, in this series of articles, focuses on the unmet needs and actual characteristics of the majority of Asian emerging market consumers who have high aspirations but lower incomes.

George Abonyi, Senior Research Fellow and Visiting Professor at Sasin School of Management

Discusses how companies can mitigate the political risks the modern populism can breed.

Businesses Need to Beware of the Populist Promise

Discusses how companies can mitigate the political risks the modern populism can breed.

Julian Campisi, PhD at York University

The world is getting older – but why, and what does it mean? This paper discusses  the reasons and impacts on societies and economies.

Demographic Tsunami

The world is getting older – but why, and what does it mean? This paper discusses the reasons and impacts on societies and economies.

Douglas Kennedy

Government Support Is Shielding Canadians from COVID-19, but Can We Finance It?

Government Support and Covid-19

Government Support Is Shielding Canadians from COVID-19, but Can We Finance It?

Alexandra Popa

SMEs constitute 99% of businesses, generating 60% of employment and 50-60% of value-added. Unfortunately, SMEs lag in digital transitions and are disproportionately affected by market failures, trade barriers, policy inefficiencies, and institutional shortcomings. Learn to combat these factors and isntead, upscale for growth.

SMEs … upscaling for growth

SMEs constitute 99% of businesses, generating 60% of employment and 50-60% of value-added. Unfortunately, SMEs lag in digital transitions and are disproportionately affected by market failures, trade barriers, policy inefficiencies, and institutional shortcomings. Learn to combat these factors and isntead, upscale for growth.

John Wilklins is associate in public management at York University and former executive in residence for Business and Government with the Schulich School of Business. He was a career senior public servant and diplomat. (jwilins@schulich.yorku.ca)

According to a recent study by Aimia Inc., 80% of mid-sized Canadian companies feel their businesses are “not well-suited” to international expansion. Yet it might be time for those businesses to take a note from their peers who decided to go global—90% of companies who made the move have said that it was a success.

Why are Canadian Companies so afraid to go Global?

According to a recent study by Aimia Inc., 80% of mid-sized Canadian companies feel their businesses are “not well-suited” to international expansion. Yet it might be time for those businesses to take a note from their peers who decided to go global—90% of companies who made the move have said that it was a success.

Sarah Niedoba

 

Strategy Notes

A.V. Roe: Move Forward by Avoiding Mistakes from the Past

Exhibit ‘A’ in how management over-reach and reliance on a single customer can kill even the most technologically sophisticated company.

Alexandra Popa

GCP Industrial Products: Survival Strategy for a Commodity Business

GCP Industrial Products shows how a company can adapt and prosper in an increasingly commoditised and low-margin business.

George Qu, GCP Industrial Inc. and Prashant Kumar, Schulich School of Business

Red Canoe and the “Nostalgia for Iconic North American Brands”

In the competitive industry of fashion, countless new brands are created each month, but only a handful survive the season. Learn how Red Canoe has survived the many seasons.

Melanie Chang Fung

Start-up Company Builds a Global Business

Learn how a Canadian start-up used data analytics and entry into niche markets to scale up and build a competitive moat around its business.

The case study first appeared in The Globe and Mail on February 16, 2015

Canadian Apparel Company uses Licensing to Protect its Brand World-Wide

Canadian apparel maker licenses vintage logos to build a unique brand and reduce the risk of counterfeiting.

The case study first appeared in The Globe and Mail on July 6, 2016.

KARIBU Solar: A Successful Social Enterprise (But Not as Planned)

Sometimes you can succeed in your strategic objectives even if your company does not end up dominating the market. Learn how KARIBU Solar made a major contribution to the electrification of rural Tanzania.

Douglas Kennedy

Seven Shades Of Yes – Transformix Engineering

“How do we get to the table where the big boys are playing?” That was the question Peng-Sang Cau, President and CEO, Transformix Engineering Inc, was asking herself. She had noticed that the big boys were not in Canada. They were outside of it – in the US and Europe.

Centre for Global Enterprise

Stelco: Why Canada’s Largest Steel Producer Failed

Myopic management and failure to keep up with technology and international competition killed a manufacturing icon.

Muhammad Mustafa Moeen.

 

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