The project - led by business professors Jim McKeen , director of Queen's Centre for Knowledge-Based Enterprises , and Niraj Bhargava , director of Queen's Centre for Enterprise Development ( QCED ) - will team_up ORDCF , CIBC and Queen's School of Business
The research will be conducted by professors at Queen's School of Business
, with the QCED responsible for collecting key data and disseminating the research findings.QCED is a new Centre which focuses on helping emerging high-tech firms manage the challenges of rapid growth.
The overall aim of the research is to better understand how to effectively manage high-growth , knowledge-based enterprises , says Dr. McKeen
.But we won't stop there.Our mandate includes sharing that learning with partners in business , government and academia..
This is an ideal project for Queen's School of Business , adds Professor Bhargava , as we are already building close relationships with high-growth firms , and working to further understand their challenges.Teaming up with researchers in the School
will mean we can develop new ideas and apply them quickly to our private-sector network.This will translate into higher success rates for firms in this key sector of our economy..