There's more to the history of Canadian business than the Hudson's Bay Company! Introducing The Rise of Canadian Business, a new core text which gives a complete picture of the past and present of Canadian business. The text focuses on the post-Confederation period of business history andcontains significant material on Canadian companies in the new era of globalization. Setting out to provide a synthesis, the book draws on scholarship in the field and emphasizes several key themes: the changing patterns of business organization in Canada, the particular character of Canadianbusiness development (as well as its similarities with developments in other industrial countries), and the international environment within which Canadian business has evolved. Thematically organized, end-of-chapter vignettes are included to elaborate on the major themes introduced in each chapter.This is the comprehensive but concise Canadian business history text that instructors have been waiting for!