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

By Joe Martin

© 2009

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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  • Imprint: Rotman-UTP Publishing
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  • Page Count: 504 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
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The first casebook for the study of business history in a Canadian context, 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.

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

By Joe Martin

© 2009

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

  • Imprint: Rotman-UTP Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 504 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Author Information

    Joseph E. Martin is the Director of the Canadian Business and Financial History Initiative at the Rotman School of Management as well as President Emeritus of Canada’s History Society.
  • 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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