Allan Riding Martine Spence Allan Riding and his co-investigators Barbara Orser and Martine Spence, Full Professors at the Telfer School of Management have received a $46,000 grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for their research project entitled The Performance of Immigrant-Owned SMEs.

Barbara Orser The research will seek to answer one key question, namely whether or not small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) owned by recent immigrants grow more frequently, or grow faster, than other new firms. To answer this question, the researchers will examine the performance of immigrant-owned enterprises while emphasising in particular on immigrants’ access to financial capital.