INORD is the research centre at Laurentian specializing in social and economic research for northeastern Ontario. INORD’s user friendly website contains research papers and presentations relevant to regional issues. A feature is a monthly commentary on the release of Statistics Canada employment figures which is widely cited by the media.
INORD’s aim is to promote research cooperation between social science faculty members and public, private and voluntary sector groups in northeastern Ontario (particularly in Sudbury). In many cases, that involves negotiations on a double front: to orient university research to the more practical and to have community decision-making oriented towards a foundation of scientifically based research.
- Development Notes
- Labour Force Analysis
- Forestry Papers
- Commentaries & Analysis
- Elliot Lake Tracking Study
- Elliot Lake Adjustment Study
- Miscellaneous Presentations
- An Architecture School for Northern Ontario
- Councillor’s Toolkit
Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board for Sudbury Mining Solutions
Dr. Frank Stark
Dr. Sean O'Hagan
Associate Professor, Nipissing University
Sessional Professor, Laurentian University
Heather Hall, M.A., B.A.,
Director, Institute for Local Government at Laurentian University
Professor, Economics, Laurentian University
Working Paper Series
The INORD Working Paper Series provides access to research on local economic and social development
Industrial Design Needs in the Mining Equipment Sector: a Preliminary Report
S. Gravel, d. Robinson
Art Arts, Economics and the Boreal Shield: A possible research program
K. Robinson, D. Robinson
Social Innovation as a Discipline: Agency and Scale
K. Robinson, D. Robinson
What Do Successful Communities Do?
The Science of community forestry PART III: Problems with the Ontario Tenure System(PDF)
The Science of community forestry PART II: The Simple Theory of Forests with Joint Products
Speaking for Ourselves: A Colombia – Canada Research Collaborations.
G. Broad, J. Agustin Reyes
The Elementary Economics of Forest Tenure
Assisting Business Start-ups in Northeastern Ontario: A Collaborative Approach
R. LeBrasseur, JT. Zinger
J. Keck, M. Powell
BACK TO THE FUTURE: Is Canada becoming a Hewer of Wood and an Drawer of Water Again? The Jennifer Keck Lecture on Social Justice.
INORD makes available presentation given by INORD associates on issues related to economic and social development in Northern Ontario
The Walter Gretsky Effect: Sudbury's Prospects in 2005. Dr. David Robinson discusses Sudbury's prospects in 2005. This is a powerpoint presentation for an Economics Department Seminar at Laurentian January 31, revised 2005. It is a version of the presentation given to Annual Sudbury Chamber of Commerce Outlook Luncheon, December 10, 2005
A New Northern Enlightenment Speech to the annual General Meeting of the Northeastern Ontario Chamber of Commerce, November 9, 2002, by Dr. David Robinson of Laurentian University's Department of Economics.
Cluster evolution: from “in itself” to “for itself”: Observations from Sudbury’s Mining Supply and Service Cluster. Prepared for the Annual Conference of the Innovations Systems Research Network, Vancouver, May 11-13, 2004David Robinson, Laurentian University May, David Robinson, Laurentian University May, 2004
Cluster Theory for Community Futures:Lessons from the ISRN Study of Cluster Development. Presented to Ontario Association of Community Futures Development Corporations Inc.(OACFDC) June 13, 2003
The Dog that Didn't Bark
Report on the Sudbury Economy, October 2001
Adventitious Adjectival Ambiguity: Deconstructing Social Capital Definitions. Presented to the CRSA Annual Meetings Laval University, May 2001
D. Wilkinson, F. Galipeau-Belair
A Plethora of Social Capitals. Presented to the New Rural Economy Spring Workshop. Mount Allison 2001,