The Rise of Canadian Business is a core text for business history courses. This book will focus on the post-Confederation period of business history and contain significant material on Canadian companies in the new era of globalization. The book sets out to provide a synthesis by drawing on scholarship in the field and emphasizing several key themes: the changing patterns of business organization in Canada, the particular character of Canadian business
development (as well as its similarities with developments in other industrial countries), and the international environment within which Canadian business has evolved. Thematically organized, end-of-chapter vignettes are included to elaborate on the major themes introduced in each chapter.