Icon showing a scaling arrow

Managing through the Scale-Up Process

What enables a high-potential start-up to push forward with accelerated growth? In spite of decades of research on new ventures and innovation, we still lack deep understanding on the sweet spots for scaling. Research at the Lazaridis Institute is focused on this topic, developing insights across firms of different age and type.

Icon showing three globes scaling upwards

Scaling to be Globally Competitive

The Canadian tech ecosystem has hundreds of world-class start-ups, but few global enterprises. Why? Research at the Lazaridis Institute indicates that global scaling is hampered by challenges with (e.g.) selling, marketing, and organizational design and execution. Unpacking these and other action areas, in the context of a global and digital world, characterizes our work.