The Rise Of Canadian Business

Paperback | September 25, 2008

byGraham D. Taylor

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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!

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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 compan...

Graham Taylor is a professor in the history department at Trent University. His research interests focus on international business and American-Canadian business history.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.3 inPublished:September 25, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195425499

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IntroductionOrganization of the BookPart I: The Age of Business Consolidation, 1885-19301. The Road to Craigellachie: Business in Canada to 1885Commercial BeginningsNetworks and CommunitiesTies that Bind2. Commanding HeightsFinance Capitalism in CanadaMoney Markets and MergersWealth and Power in Canada3. Networks of ProgressElectrical UtilitiesRailways4. Gifts of NatureThe Wheat BoomMiningForestry Products5. Nation BuildersRevolution in RetailingManufacturing PatternsTextilesIron and SteelA Foreign Presence6. Integration and DisintegrationControlling the WorkplaceThe Roots of Regional InequalityThe Persistence of Small BusinessPart II: The Age of the Activist State, 1930-19847. The Incomplete LeviathanThe Regulatory ImpulseConfronting the Great Depression8. The Arsenal EconomyWorld War IWorld War IIMobilization for Cold War, 1949-599. Province BuildersThe Rise of the West'Maitres Chez Nous'The Perils of Province-Building10. Mandarins and MultinationalsThe Caretaker StateThe Multinational StormPart III: Canada in the New Era of Globalization, 1980 to the Present11. Canadians AbroadBankers in Warmer ClimatesThe Globalization of the Insurance BusinessThe Resource MultinationalsManufacturing (and Other) Multinationals12. Fortune's FavouritesAll in the FamilyConglomeratorsA (Partial) Changing of the Guard13. Into the Millennium'Open for Business'The Crowns DepartTravails of the 'New Economy'Return of the 'Old Economy''Hollowed Out'?NotesFurther ReadingsIndex