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Martin Prosperity Institute

Works: 61 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 2,009 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies 
Classifications: HC117.O6, 338.9713
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Talent, technology and tolerance in Canadian regional development by Richard L Florida( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
This article examines the factors that shape economic development in Canadian regions. It employs path analysis and structural equation models to isolate the effects of technology, human capital and/or the creative class, universities, the diversity of service industries and openness to immigrants, minorities and gay and lesbian populations on regional income. It also examines the effects of several broad occupations groups - business and finance, management, science, arts and culture, education, and healthcare -- on regional income. The findings indicate that both human capital and the creative class have a direct effect on regional income. Openness and tolerance also have a significant effect on regional development in Canada. Openness toward the gay and lesbian population has a direct effect on both human capital and the creative class, while tolerance toward immigrants and visible minorities is directly associated with higher regional incomes. The university has a relatively weak effect on regional incomes and on technology as well. Management, business and finance, and science occupations have a sizeable effect on regional income; arts and culture occupations have a significant effect on technology; health and education occupations have no effect on regional income
Opportunity in the turmoil report on Canada 2009 ( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Funding to arts and cultural organizations by the city of Toronto, 1990-2008 final report by Andrew Bell( file )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
Creativity, social benefit and job creation the potential for social entrepreneurship in Ontario by Andrea Baldwin( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
From Kraft to craft innovation and creativity in Ontario's food economy by Betsy Donald( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Creativity and prosperity the global creativity index ( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
The economic crisis has challenged popular conceptions of economic growth, both in terms of what it is and how to measure it. While engendering growth and bolstering competitiveness remain high on the agenda, immediate attention has shifted to creating jobs, lifting wages, addressing inequality, and fostering long-term, sustainable prosperity. This new edition of the Global Creativity Index (GCI), which we first introduced in 2004, provides a powerful lens through which to assess these issues. The GCI assesses the prospects for sustainable prosperity across 82 nations according to a combination of underlying economic, social, and cultural factors that we refer to as the 3 Ts of economic development--Technology, Talent, and Tolerance. It also compares the GCI to a series of other metrics of competitiveness and prosperity--from conventional measures of economic growth to alternative measures of economic equality, human development, and happiness and well-being
Canada's increasing human capital equitable returns? by Kevin Stolarick( file )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
A marked effort has been made over the past several decades to increase educational attainment at all levels across Canada. Part of that effort has been focused on increasing the share of the Canadian workforce that has completed a university (four-year) degree or higher (master's or doctoral degrees). While the share of the workforce with a BA or above has been increasing, the individual impact from that increase in human capital is less apparent. While overall education levels have increased, wages, in real dollar terms, have remained fairly stagnant. Although this is the case at the overall level, the pattern may be different for subgroups of the Canadian workforce. This paper specifically examines the changing nature and relationships in educational attainment and real wages for immigrants, visible minorities, and women across the Canadian workforce from 1971 to 2006. It also investigates these same relationships for the provinces. The results show that while these groups are more likely to have attained a university degree (this is more recent for women), the wages they receive have consistently remained below the Canadian average. Although human capital has increased, the equity of the returns to human capital has remained unchanged
Evaluating higher education excellence using the 3Ts creation and attraction of technology, talent and tolerance by Ontario colleges and universities by Carla Sedini( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Applying the experience economy in Denmark by Isaac K Arthur( file )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
As food production becomes increasingly integrated, globalized and competitive small-scale food-related enterprises in many European countries are struggling to market and monetize their products. Although these struggles have been well documented, few studies have considered the ways in which food-related entrepreneurs in rural contexts are adapting to these challenges and more specifically, how they differentiate and add value to their products. This paper focuses on the development and implementation of new and hybrid commercial strategies by food-related entrepreneurs in rural Danish communities. These strategies add experiential elements to the long-standing practice of commodifying myths associated with rural settings and identities to communicate and exploit rural myths in new ways. Although the use of culture and experience to sell things is nothing new, we demonstrate that Danish entrepreneurs are responding to market competition by tweaking and extending these concepts. Building on Pine and Gilmore (1999) who introduce, but do not empirically test, a typology of experience realms we assert that entrepreneurs use different experiences with varying levels of intensity and consumer engagement for different purposes. Whereas 'passive' experiences such as storytelling are used to educate consumers about the specific qualities of products, more active and participatory experiences are sold as add-ons and stand alone products. The findings contribute to our understanding of food-related entrepreneurship in rural contexts and the experience economy more broadly
The concentration and effect of training and education on weekly wages and job satisfaction using Florida's (2002) occupational classes Statistics Canada Socioeconomic Conference 2011, Longitudinal Survey of New Immigrants to Canada (LSIC) by Vasiliki Bednar( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
There is a recent and growing literature in labour economics that discusses trends in the labour force in terms of three major occupational groupings: the Creative Class, Service Class, and Working Class. To date, this body of literature has largely ignored the implications of the training and/or receipt of education for new immigrants for their labour market success and potential mobility both within and between classes. This study uses the Longitudinal Study of Immigrants to Canada (LSIC) to describe basic trends in new immigrant integration into the Canadian labour force, as segregated by these major occupational groupings. The study employs longitudinal modeling to estimate the effects of training (in the form of education, job or language training) on two metrics of job success: mean weekly wages and self-reported job satisfaction. The results indicate that the greatest returns to wages occur as a result of the uptake of education, across all classes. However, education is taken up the least out of the three forms of training. Findings also indicate that training and education have a negative impact on job satisfaction, suggesting that intra- and inter-class mobility may not be experienced to the degree desired upon receiving Canadian-based training
The economic "impact" of a downtown casino in Toronto by Kevin Stolarick( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
This is going to be a very different kind of research report. It is a research report without any directly applicable research. A lot of numbers have been thrown about with regard to the establishment of a casino or mixed-use, multi-purpose, destination, resort, hotel (casino) somewhere in the downtown core of the city of Toronto. All of the players for the downtown location seem to prefer some variation of the highly visible, in the heart of the city, waterfront location. The interesting thing is that so far, all we have are numbers -- lots and lots of numbers. The important thing is that all of them are meaningless
The strategic management of urban economies and the scope for intermunicipal cooperation alternative approaches to economic development in Ontario by David A Wolfe( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Creative China? the university, human capital and the creative class in Chinese regional development by Richard L Florida( file )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Ontario's South Asian transnationals unlocking the potential of an untapped resource by Azmi Haq( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Innovation and creativity on the periphery challenges and opportunities in Northern Ontario by Heather Hall( file )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
What you do, not who you work for a comparison of the occupational and industry structures of the United States, Canada and Sweden by Karen King( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
While there has been increased interest in the role of occupations, little has been done from a methodological and empirical approach to find out exactly how occupational analysis plays out on the ground in real places and how the study of the relationships among occupations across industries can further illuminate national and regional economic performance. This descriptive research enhances the understanding of the relationships among industries and occupations. These relationships are analyzed and compared at both national (United States, Canada, Sweden) and sample regional (Boston, Toronto, Stockholm) levels. We uncovered significant differences in occupation mix between North American and Swedish industries. While the United States and Canada rely more heavily on service class occupations, which typically pay much lower wages, Sweden has transformed its reliance on low-wage service workers by increasing its creative employment across the entire economy (knowledge, service, and goods producing industry sectors). However, this transition has resulted in a much smaller knowledge industry than is found in both the United States and Canada, which could mean that Sweden has optimized for the short-term but with long-term consequences
Ontario community colleges in the creative age Bohemians, bioinformatics, and the built environment by Allison Bramwell( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
The place of design exploring Ontario's design economy by Tara Vinodrai( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Releasing constraints projecting the economic impacts of increased accessibility in Ontario by Alison Kemper( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Service class prosperity in Ontario by Amy Cervenan( file )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
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Joseph L. Rotman School of Management Lloyd & Delphine Martin Prosperity Institute
Lloyd & Delphine Martin Prosperity Institute
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