Enviro Scan

The research team has been conducting an on-going literature scan.  This will continue over the next three years and form a part the literature review to be included with the project’s final report.

Key search words include:

  • immigrant entrepreneurs,
  • agri-food, value chain,
  • cluster/hub models,
  • entrepreneurs, <
  • women & youth entrepreneurs,
  • urban agriculture
  • rural development
  • economic development
  • workforce planning
  • workplace shocks
  • business attraction/retention/expansion [BR&E]
  • direct foreign investment [DFI]
  • small-mid-size businesses [SMEs]
  • business/financing/ and funding models
  • location quotient analysis
  • shift share analysis
  • rural policy

To facilitate partner/collaborator/stakeholder use, these words are also the REAPontario Blog Categories, Facebook Tags, and Twitter Hashtags.

The scope of the scan  covers:

  • scholarly journals
  • business reports
  • sector white papers – agri-food / immigration / economic development
  • government websites
  • immigration websites
  • foundation websites
  • other

Stakeholders will see a number of the enviro-scan findings highlighted within weekly blogs, daily social media posts, quarterly REAP eNEWS, and regional news releases.

  • The research team will also post an update every six months. If there is a scope or document that is of particular interest let us know.

REAPontario Enviro Scan – followed and reviewed [Oct 2013 – June 2014]:

  1. scholarly journals – 15 journals  /  6 items
  2. business reports – 3 nationals  /  8 items
  3. sector white papers – 21 white papers  /  98 items
  4. government websites – 10 ministry sites  /  31 items
  5. immigration websites – 7 immigration sites  /  95 items
  6. foundation websites – 8 foundation sites  /  26 items
  7. other – 19 institutions [ie. research]  /  66 items

See Scopes for a list of sources within each Scope.