Does Intervention Work? Assessing the Effectiveness of Business Innovation and Growth Support in Canada

Using the Business Innovation and Growth Support (BIGS) dataset in Statistics Canada’s Linked File Environment (LFE), the proposed research will evaluate the impact of federal business innovation supports on firm growth, innovation (e.g., patent behavior), and propensity to export within and across strategic industries. The findings will inform how the partner organization, and firms like it, understand the program support environment (i.e., what federal supports are available), make strategic decisions (i.e., which programs to target), and plan for the future of the firm’s growth.

Steven Denney
Faculty Supervisor: 
Catherine Beaudry;David Wolfe
Partner University: