Canada and the New World Economic Order, 3e
Strategic Briefings for Canadian Enterprise

Tom Wesson    (Ed.)

Captus Press, ISBN 978-1-55322-063-3 (2007)
416 pages, 730 g, 7 X 10, $49.50 (US$49.50)

A primary or supplementary resource for courses in business, management and economic policy.

Canada and the New World Economic Order, 3e provides the tools to understand the wider context in which Canadian firms operate. It is essential for Canadian managers, and those who have substantial dealings with Canada to understand Canada’s role in the global political economy.

This book is designed for Canadian managers, students of management and economic policy, as well as those with significant Canadian economic interests. With a wide range of viewpoints, this text will provoke questions and stimulate critical thinking. The principal goal is to communicate the complexities and the interrelationships within the Canadian business environment while addressing the challenges faced by both individual Canadian firms, and by Canada as a nation taking part in a global economy.

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE
Maude Barlow
" David Barrows " Donald J.S. Brean
Thomas Courchene
" James Darroch " David K. Foot
Mike Harris
" Ed Hooven " Eduardo M.V. Jasson
Gerald Kerr " W.J. Richard Leblanc "  Preston Manning 
Charles J. McMillan " John Saywell " James H. Tiessen
Tom Wesson
" H.T. Wilson

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Acknowledgements

Introduction

SECTION 1 — ASSESSING CANADA'S ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

  • Canada's Global Competitiveness (David Barrows)
  • Canada's Economy: Structure and Performance (Donald J.S. Brean)
  • The Sectoral Structure of Canada's Economy (Tom Wesson)
  • SME Entrepreneurship: A Comparative View (James H. Tiessen)

SECTION 2 — CANADA IN THE GLOBALIZED WORLD

  • The New World Order: Reordered Priorities in an Age of Terrorism (Ed Hooven)
  • International Trade and Investments (David Barrows)

SECTION 3 — GOVERNMENT, SOCIETY AND ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

  • The Changing Role of the Public Sector (David Barrows and Tom Wesson)
  • The Socio-Political Environment: The Quest for Accommodation (John Saywell)
  • Changing Demographics: Marketing and Human Resource Trends in a Global Economy (David K. Foot)
  • Developing Effective Corporate Governance (Richard Leblanc)

SECTION 4 — THE INPUTS OF ECONOMIC ACTIVITY

  • Human Capital in an Information Era (Thomas J. Courchene)
  • From Partners in Nation Building to the Two Solitudes: The Canadian Chartered Bank–Federal Government Relations (James Darroch and Gerry Kerr)
  • Canadian Science and Corporate Innovation: Management Strategies for Wealth Creation (Charles J. McMillan and Eduardo M.V. Jasson)

SECTION 5 — POTENTIAL RESPONSES TO A CHANGING WORLD

  • Can Canada Survive Deep Integration? (Maude Barlow)
  • A Canada Strong and Free: Achieving a Fresh Vision for Canada’s Future (Mike Harris and Preston Manning)
  • The Quagmire of Industrial Policy (H.T. Wilson)

Contributors

Index

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About the Author   top

Tom Wesson is Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Professor Wesson received his Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University and his MBA and PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University. His research focuses on issues of international business strategy and government policies towards business.