Relentless Change: A Casebook for the Study of Canadian Business History / Edition 1

Relentless Change: A Casebook for the Study of Canadian Business History / Edition 1

by Joe Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802095593

ISBN-13: 9780802095596

Pub. Date: 09/01/2009

Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division

Casebooks in business history are designed to instruct students in classrooms and boardrooms about the evolution of business management. The first casebook for the study of business history in a Canadian context, Joseph E. Martin's text will help students, both in the classroom and the boardroom, understand the Canadian economy and guide them in making sound

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Casebooks in business history are designed to instruct students in classrooms and boardrooms about the evolution of business management. The first casebook for the study of business history in a Canadian context, Joseph E. Martin's text will help students, both in the classroom and the boardroom, understand the Canadian economy and guide them in making sound decisions and contributing to a healthy, growing economy.

Thirteen original case studies from the mid-nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries deal with different industry sectors as well as individual corporations and managers. Overviews provide context by examining major public policy decisions and key developments in the financial system that have affected business practices. Martin also presents eight original tables that trace the evolution of the 60 largest Canadian corporations between 1905 and 2005. Relentless Change is an invaluable resource for instructors and business students and clearly demonstrates how businesses are affected by the interaction of individual decisions, policy changes, and market trends.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802095596
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Series:
Rotman-UTP Publishing Series
Pages:
504
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Part One: Laying the Foundations, 1850-1905

Case 1: Origins of Financial Stability in Canada: The Bank Act of 1871
ROBERT M. MACINTOSH
Case 2: ‘Carpets, Lace & Champagne’: The Hudson’s Bay Company after the Deed of Surrender
JOHN GEIGER, with guidance from JOE MARTIN
Case 3: Canada’s First Great Manufacturing Enterprise: The Story of Massey-Harris
JOHN TURLEY EWART and STEWART MELANSON, with guidance from JOE MARTIN

Part Two: Wars, Depressions, and Dynamic Growth, 1905-55

Case 4: ‘Irrational Exuberance’: The Creation of the CNR
JOE MARTIN
Case 5: The Role of Trade Policy in the Rise of the Canadian Automobile Industry
STEWART MELANSON, with guidance from JOE MARTIN
Case 6: Eaton’s: From the Great Depression to the Challenge from Simpsons-Sears
RICHARD MATERN and JOE MARTIN

Part Three: The Buoyant Years, 1955-80

Case 7: The ‘Coyne Affair’ at the Bank of Canada
KATHERINE MACKLEM, with guidance from JOE MARTIN
Case 8: The End of Monopoly: A New World at Inco
ANNE METTE DE PLACE FILIPPINI and JOE MARTIN
Case 9: Canada’s Black Gold: From the Leduc Discovery to the National Energy Program
STEWART MELANSON, with guidance from JOE MARTIN

Part Four: The Challenging Years, 1980-2005

Case 10: The Free Trade Agreement and the Canadian Wine Industry
DAVID SMITH, with guidance from JOE MARTIN
Case 11: The Collapse of Confederation Life
ROD MCQUEEN, with guidance from JOE MARTIN
Case 12: RBC Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
KATHERINE MACKLEM, with guidance from JOE MARTIN
Case 13: Canada: The Next Oil Superpower?
STEWART MELANSON and JOE MARTIN
Conclusion

General Bibliography

Index

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