Dr. Allan Riding, Deloitte Professor in the Management of Growth Enterprises at the Telfer School of Management, is the Principal Investigator for the research project Debt Financing and R&D-Intensive SMEs. He and co-investigators Dr. Judith Madill, Dr. Mark Freel and Dr. Tyler Chamberlin have received a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) in the amount of $65,000.

It is widely-accepted that a large share of the net job creation and economic welfare derives from the growth of small and innovative enterprises. To the extent that access to financing for R&D-Intensive businesses is constrained, goals of national and regional economic welfare may be compromised. This work seeks to further inform the discussion of capital market gaps by investigating the financing of R&D-intensive firms. This research project represents a partnership between the academic research team and policy makers at Industry Canada.