Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry

By A.E. Safarian

© 2011

Foreign ownership is an ongoing national policy issue for Canadians, and a matter of utmost concern in the public mind. Recently, the issue has been hotly debated in sectors as diverse as telecommunications, mining, technology, retail, steel, and aerospace.

Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry, A.E. Safarian's classic investigation into the behaviour of branch-plant firms in Canada, has proven an enduring and important analysis of this national policy problem and is now back in print. This third edition of Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry features a new preface contextualizing Safarian's influential work against contemporary economic issues and policies. As the question of foreign takeovers becomes increasingly critical not only in Canada but in other countries as well, Safarian emphasizes the continuity of concerns over who owns a country's industries.

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  • Series: Heritage
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 390 pages
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This third edition of Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry features a new preface contextualizing Safarian's influential work against contemporary economic issues and policies.

Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry

By A.E. Safarian

© 2011

Foreign ownership is an ongoing national policy issue for Canadians, and a matter of utmost concern in the public mind. Recently, the issue has been hotly debated in sectors as diverse as telecommunications, mining, technology, retail, steel, and aerospace.

Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry, A.E. Safarian's classic investigation into the behaviour of branch-plant firms in Canada, has proven an enduring and important analysis of this national policy problem and is now back in print. This third edition of Foreign Ownership of Canadian Industry features a new preface contextualizing Safarian's influential work against contemporary economic issues and policies. As the question of foreign takeovers becomes increasingly critical not only in Canada but in other countries as well, Safarian emphasizes the continuity of concerns over who owns a country's industries.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • Series: Heritage
  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 390 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    A.E. Safarian is a professor emeritus in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

  • Table of contents

    Chapter 1 – Introduction

    Direct investment in the Canadian economy
    The controversy about the international firm

    Chapter 2 – The Statistical Background to the study

    The nature of the interviews and questionnaire
    Comparisons of respondent firms with all direct investment companies
    Cross-classifications of the variables

    Chapter 3 – The Managers and Their Powers

    The senior executives
    The board of directors
    The management or executive committee
    Other methods of maintaining contact with the affiliate
    The delegation of powers
    The degree of decentralization of responsibility
    The degree of supervision

    Chapter 4 – The Exports of Subsidiary Companies

    The evidence on private international trade restriction
    The export pattern of direct investment companies
    The nature of the export sales organization
    The effect of affiliation on exports
    External pressures on foreign-owned firms

    Chapter 5 – The Imports of Subsidiary Companies

    The import pattern of direct investment companies
    Policy and organization with regard to purchasing
    The effect of affiliation on purchases

    Chapter 6 – The Transfer of Knowledge

    The performance of research by the respondent companies
    The nature of the Canadian research programs
    Access to the parent's knowledge

    Chapter 7 – Comparative Costs of Production

    Unit production costs compared with affiliates
    Broader issues regarding efficiency

    Chapter 8 – The Pattern of Ownership and Finance

    The ownership of voting stock
    Sources of funds
    Payment of dividends
    The United States guidelines program

    Chapter 9 – Nationality of Ownership and Performance of the Firm

    Degrees of foreign ownership and performance
    The nature of the resident-owned firms in this study
    Senior personnel
    Marketing and purchasing
    Research and development
    Ownership and finance
    Further tests of difference regarding performance

    Chapter 10 – Concluding Comments

    Appendices

    A – Additional tables by country of control
    B – Questionnaires and letters to non-resident owned and resident-owned companies

    Bibliography

    Index

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