Mississauga Entrepreneurship and Innovation Study

The purpose of the Mississauga Entrepreneurship and Innovation Study is “to conduct research and an assessment of role of the City of Mississauga Economic Development Office (EDO) in the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem in Mississauga”.1 An entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem refers to the diversity of actors, roles, and environmental factors that combine or interact to support entrepreneurship (new firm formation) and innovation in a locale or region; it is a commonly used metaphor for fostering entrepreneurship and innovation as an economic development strategy (Isenberg, 2014; Malecki, 2017; Spilling, 1996). Accordingly, the motivation for this study is to identify the appropriate role and opportunities for EDO to support entrepreneurship and innovation in Mississauga for the purposes of promoting local economic development.

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