Monthly Archives: January 2015

Bigger is not always better when it comes to collaboration!

This is the second article in a series by guest blogger Brittany Bruce Brittany’s series is based on her Masters’ thesis research on collaboration and economic development in two regions.  Her first article can be found here. Today’s post focuses on how size influences collaboration.   The common adage, “the more the merrier” may not necessarily ring true… Read More


Immigrant Labour Force Status in Ontario – Foundational Data #6

  In today’s post, we return to the foundational data we were profiling in the fall of 2014. This post focuses on employment and unemployment among immigrants in Ontario by period of immigration and by class of worker (employee v. self-employed).  It draws on two very detailed tables. Table 9 Percentage of population that was… Read More


Not All Value Chains are Created Equal

My previous post introduced the concept of the value chain and value chain management.  Today’s post presents different types of value chains.  It again draws heavily from the paper Characterizing the Determinants of Successful Value Chains, by the Value Chain Management Centre of the George Morris Centre for the Canadian Agri-Food Policy Institute (February 2012).… Read More


What is a Value Chain?

The research team at REAPontario is interested in value chains and how immigrant value chains may differ from more familiar models.  Before we can begin to answer this, it is helpful to address a more basic question:  what is a value chain? Value Chain, also known as value chain analysis, is a concept from business… Read More