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Canada and the global economy [electronic resource] : the geography of structural and technological change / edited by John N.H. Britton.

Contributor(s): Britton, John N. H | Canadian Association of Geographers.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Canadian Association of Geographers series in Canadian geography: Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (x, 458 p.) : ill., maps.ISBN: 9780773563568 (electronic bk.); 0773563563 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Canada -- Economic conditions -- 1991- | Technological innovations -- Canada | Canada -- Foreign economic relations | Economic geography | Innovations -- Canada | Canada -- Conditions �economiques -- 1991- | Canada -- Relations �economiques ext�erieures | Internationale economie | Technische ontwikkeling | Strukturwandel | Weltwirtschaft | Aufsatzsammlung | Standortfaktor | Internationale Wettbewerbsf�ahigkeit | Kanada | Innovations -- Canada | G�eographie �economique | Canada -- Conditions �economiques -- 1990- | Canada -- Relations �economiques ext�erieures | Globalisierung / Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen / Wirtschaftliche Anpassung / Regionaler Strukturwandel / Kanada | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General | Geschichte 1970-1996Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Canada and the global economy.DDC classification: 337.71 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Introduction / John N. H. Britton -- 2. Foreign Trade in Goods and Services / Glen Norcliffe -- 3. External Shocks: Regional Implications of an Open Staple Economy / Trevor J. Barnes -- 4. Shifts in Canadian Direct Investment Abroad and Foreign Direct Investment in Canada / Alan D. MacPherson -- 5. The Canadian Financial System in International Perspective / Geoffrey Dobilas -- 6. Technological Imperatives in Resource Sectors: Forest Products / Roger Hayter -- 7. Restructuring in the Canadian Mining and Mineral-Processing Industries / Iain Wallace -- 8. Redrawing the Canadian Energy Map / Virginia W. Maclaren -- 9. Agriculture in a World of Subsidies / William C. Found -- 10. Employment Creation by Small Firms / D. Michael Ray -- 11. Organizational Restructuring of U.S.-Based Manufacturing Subsidiaries and Plant Closure / Ian MacLachlan -- 12. Restructuring in Mature Manufacturing Industries: The Case of Canadian Clothing / James Cannon.
Summary: A collection of essays by twenty-three of Canada's leading economic geographers, Canada and the Global Economy is a comprehensive study of the evolving economic and geographic patterns of Canadian development. It provides a benchmark for research on the spatial development of the Canadian economy. The contributors explore four central themes: the locational impacts of the openness of the Canadian economy, Canada's relatively simple economic geography in terms of regional variations in resources and urban development, the problems of keeping pace with rapid advances in technology, and the role of government in maintaining a national market and assisting economic development. They outline the essential elements of Canada's contemporary economic geography and highlight the origins and spatial imprint of change in the Canadian economy; in particular they provide an assessment of Canada's participation in significant international patterns of economic change.Summary: Canada and the Global Economy is concerned not only with the economic size and location of consumption and production but also with institutional changes and shifts in employment, the sectoral composition of economic activity, and the organizational structure and locational behaviour of particular industries and firms. Special attention is given to the technological development of both established industries and new service and manufacturing activities. A timely addition to the field, it provides a geographic perspective on significant changes in jobs and types of work that result from the transformation of economic activities.
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1. Introduction / John N. H. Britton -- 2. Foreign Trade in Goods and Services / Glen Norcliffe -- 3. External Shocks: Regional Implications of an Open Staple Economy / Trevor J. Barnes -- 4. Shifts in Canadian Direct Investment Abroad and Foreign Direct Investment in Canada / Alan D. MacPherson -- 5. The Canadian Financial System in International Perspective / Geoffrey Dobilas -- 6. Technological Imperatives in Resource Sectors: Forest Products / Roger Hayter -- 7. Restructuring in the Canadian Mining and Mineral-Processing Industries / Iain Wallace -- 8. Redrawing the Canadian Energy Map / Virginia W. Maclaren -- 9. Agriculture in a World of Subsidies / William C. Found -- 10. Employment Creation by Small Firms / D. Michael Ray -- 11. Organizational Restructuring of U.S.-Based Manufacturing Subsidiaries and Plant Closure / Ian MacLachlan -- 12. Restructuring in Mature Manufacturing Industries: The Case of Canadian Clothing / James Cannon.

A collection of essays by twenty-three of Canada's leading economic geographers, Canada and the Global Economy is a comprehensive study of the evolving economic and geographic patterns of Canadian development. It provides a benchmark for research on the spatial development of the Canadian economy. The contributors explore four central themes: the locational impacts of the openness of the Canadian economy, Canada's relatively simple economic geography in terms of regional variations in resources and urban development, the problems of keeping pace with rapid advances in technology, and the role of government in maintaining a national market and assisting economic development. They outline the essential elements of Canada's contemporary economic geography and highlight the origins and spatial imprint of change in the Canadian economy; in particular they provide an assessment of Canada's participation in significant international patterns of economic change.

Canada and the Global Economy is concerned not only with the economic size and location of consumption and production but also with institutional changes and shifts in employment, the sectoral composition of economic activity, and the organizational structure and locational behaviour of particular industries and firms. Special attention is given to the technological development of both established industries and new service and manufacturing activities. A timely addition to the field, it provides a geographic perspective on significant changes in jobs and types of work that result from the transformation of economic activities.

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