Research by Michael Grant

Michael Grant

Michael Grant, Director, Research, Capital Markets, Centre for Business Innovation
Michael Grant is a Director of Research at The Conference Board of Canada. Over the last 30 years, Michael has published numerous reports on a wide range of economic and business issues. In recent years, Michael has focused his work on financial aspects of business and public policy

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The Canadian Beverage Association’s Balance Calories Initiative (CBI) aims to reduce the calories that Canadians obtain from liquid refreshment beverages (LRBs). Most LRB calories...
The Conference Board of Canada | 60 pages | August 2018 | by Michael Grant
L’initiative Équilibre en calories de l’Association canadienne des boissons (ACB) vise à réduire l’apport calorique des Canadiens provenant de boissons rafraîchissantes...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 66 pages | August 2018 | by Michael Grant
The Canadian Beverage Association launched the Balance Calories Initiative to help reduce the calories that Canadians obtain from liquid refreshment beverages. This report assesses...
The Conference Board of Canada | 16 pages | December 2017 | by Michael Grant
What is crowdfunding, and how might it address the financing needs of Canadian innovators? This underdeveloped market has plenty of room for growth but faces some regulatory challenges.
The Conference Board of Canada | 19 pages | November 2017 | by Michael Grant
Qu’est-ce que le financement collectif et en quoi peut-il répondre aux besoins financiers des innovateurs canadiens? La marge de croissance de ce marché sous-développé est grande,...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 23 pages | November 2017 | by Michael Grant
Les Canadiens déplorent souvent la « perte » d’une autre entreprise canadienne lorsqu’une société étrangère en fait l’acquisition. Ce rapport révèle une relation positive entre...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 81 pages | November 2017 | by Michael Grant
Canadians often lament the “loss” of another Canadian company when it is acquired by a foreign company. This report, however, finds a positive relationship between foreign direct...
The Conference Board of Canada | 74 pages | November 2017 | by Michael Grant
The objective of this report is to improve the efficiency of the innovative start-up fund raising process by educating investors and investees about the process. It also suggests...
The Conference Board of Canada | | July 2017 | by Michael Grant
Ce rapport vise à améliorer l’efficience du processus de financement de départ de projets innovants en le faisant mieux connaître aux investisseurs et aux demandeurs de fonds...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 65 pages | July 2017 | by Michael Grant
Globalization is transforming post-secondary educational institutions (PSEs), with increasing numbers of post-secondary students enrolling in institutions outside their home country...
The Conference Board of Canada | 82 pages | November 2016 | by Michael Grant
Information and communication technologies (ICTS) hold the potential to improve post-secondary learning by making learning more accessible and engaging. This report considers how...
The Conference Board of Canada | Website | October 2016 | by Michael Grant
This report explores the contradiction of rising levels of educational attainment coexisting with weak alignment between skills and labour market needs. This report is fully accessible...
The Conference Board of Canada | 72 pages | May 2016 | by Michael Grant
Quel est l’état actuel du système de reconnaissance des acquis au Canada? Publié 15 ans après l’étude initiale, ce rapport révèle que nous avons encore beaucoup à gagner à reconnaître...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 5 pages | January 2016 | by Michael Grant
This inaugural annual report card compares 43 food performance metrics and considers Canada’s position relative to 16 peer OECD countries in five main areas: industry prosperity,...
The Conference Board of Canada | 84 pages | January 2016 | by Jean-Charles Le Vallée, Michael Grant
Ce rapport expose les principes clés de la gestion de l’innovation pour les entreprises établies qui souhaitent innover pour devenir plus compétitives. Il illustre ces principes...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 119 pages | August 2014 | by Catharine Johnston, Michael Grant
This report considers the strengths and weaknesses in Canada’s financial system related to funding innovative start-ups. It concludes by making suggestions for improving early-stage...
The Conference Board of Canada | 93 pages | April 2014 | by Michael Grant
Ce rapport propose une réforme de la gestion de l’offre des produits laitiers axée sur la croissance. Avec notre approche, l’industrie accroît sa productivité et crée des emplois,...
Le Conference Board du Canada | 132 pages | March 2014 | by Michael Grant, Richard Barichello, Mark Liew, Vijay Gill
This report is a detailed look at the private equity experience of Canadian business from the perspective of managers of portfolio companies.
The Conference Board of Canada | 40 pages | November 2013 | by Michael Grant, Catharine Johnston, Kirk Falconer
Innovative organizational culture needs to be directly managed if Canadian companies want to improve their innovation performance. Find out how in this report, which provides a...
The Conference Board of Canada | 45 pages | November 2013 | by Michael Grant, Hope Shamonda
This report focuses on innovation finance, from the perspectives of investors and established, innovative businesses. It discusses the tools and metrics innovators need to use...
The Conference Board of Canada | 52 pages | January 2013 | by Michael Grant
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