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The Entrepreneurship Research Institute was founded in 2008 with a mandate to encourage and support research that improves our understanding of the fundamental questions of entrepreneurship:


  • Why so few people are able to spot new business opportunities
  • Why so few of those who spot opportunities are willing to take actions to exploit them
  • Why so few of the exploitation efforts are successful

Membership is open to any researcher at Ryerson University who is interested in the phenomenon of entrepreneurship and how it contributes to social well-being and national development.



 Charlene Nicholls-Nixon
 BComm, MBA, PhD
 Director of ERI

 Office: TRS3-133 
 Phone: 416-979-5000 
              ext. 3604

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