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This study analyzes the impact of accessibility on business location and business performance in Toronto. A multinomial logit model of intra-metropolitan business location is used to assess the relative importance of accessibility variables, such as proximity to infrastructure, customers, competitors and complimentary businesses on firm location. Key accessibility variables are plotted against business performance indicators (sales and productivity) for analysis of their relationship. This study uses a detail classification of industry (4 digit SIC) so that close attention can be given to the idiosyncrasies among different industries. Specific types of business studied are: law firms, pharmacy stores and car dealerships. Results show that proximity to infrastructure is not a signification factor affecting business locations. Rather, it is the relative locations of all other socio-economic activities that matters. Further, analysis of relationship between accessibility and productivity indicates that accessibility is a necessary condition but not sufficient condition for business success.
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Part 1: Workplace accessibility: The business imperative Many multinationals have testified to the positive impact of increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. According to the International Labour Organization (“ILO”), advantages include access to a wider pool of talent, increased innovation, enhanced employee engagement and. How can accessibility define the customer experience? “I never have to wait to speak to anyone when I call (your business name here)!” Exclamations like these are what you truly want for your business to inspire. Customers place a lot of value on being able to speak to live representatives every time they call companies they do business with. By Fredericka Argent and Hannah Edmonds-Camara. Part 1 of our accessibility series explored the importance of businesses deploying accessible IT to recruit and retain employees with a view to reducing job polarization and inequality. Part 2 described how national equality laws are imposing affirmative obligations on businesses to make “reasonable accommodations” in the workplace for. The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA) requires businesses with one or more employees to meet a number of accessibility requirements in the areas of customer service, information and communications, employment, and the built environment. The AODA Design of Public Spaces (DOPS) does not.
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