Benchmarking the Canadian Business Presence in East Asia
Why has Canada's trade with the East Asian economies declined when these economies are booming? What can be done about this performance?
Benchmarking the Canadian Business Presence in East Asia is the first in a series that examines Canadian economic relationships with the countries of East Asia. This volume examines the apparent paradox that even though East Asia is the world's most dynamic region, Canadian exports to the region have been declining since the late 1980s. In accounting for this paradox the study explores Asians' perceptions of Canadian performance and offers strategic suggestions from six of Canada's leading authorities on East Asia and international business.
This book will help Canadian managers to better understand: the strategies of Japanese multinationals and other East Asian firms and governments, the linkages between trade and investment, and the nature of the different business systems. It also establishes a systematic benchmark against which to judge future progress by Canadian business in the region.
- Series: HSBC Bank Canada Papers on Asia
- World Rights
- Page Count: 162 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.4in x 9.0in
Author InformationWendy Dobson is the co-director at the Rotman Institute for International Business and a professor emerita of Economic Analysis and Policy. Dobson served as Chair of the International Steering Committee of the Pacific Trade and Development network (2010–18), acted as a trustee of the Trilateral Commission, and was a member of the International Economics Advisory Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. Her previous book, Gravity Shift (2009), also published by University of Toronto Press, was a finalist for the National Business Book Award in 2010.
A.E. Safarian is a professor emeritus in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Table of contents
- Introduction - Wendy Dobson
- Canada's business presence in East Asia: Overview and strategic options - Keith Head and John Ries
- Capturing Japan's attention: Canada's evolving economic relationship with Japan - William V. Rapp
- The China market: Dancing with a giant - Victor C. Falkenheim
- Southeast Asian perceptions of Canadian business - Lorna L. Wright
Where to from here? - A.E. Safarian
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