SMEs Need to Adopt A Global Growth Mindset to Scale Up

Lorna Wright

Executive Director

Centre for Global Enterprise

Dr. Lorna Wright is the Executive Director of the Centre for Global Enterprise and an Associate Professor of International Business and Organization Studies at York University. Dr. Wright’s research interests are in the areas of cross-cultural management, international negotiations, strategic alliances, conditions for SME business success internationally, and the situation of women-owned SMEs in the digital economy. She holds a PhD in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.


The Centre for Global Enterprise is based at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. It was established in 2013 and counts both public and private sector organizations amongst its founding members. The Centre’s mission is to assist Canadian businesses reach their full potential through engagement with international markets. Its particular focus is SMEs and the innovation economy of rapidly-evolving businesses with global potential.

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