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A business history of Alberta

Author: Henry C Klassen
Publisher: Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1999.
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Businesses large and small have always been an integral part of Alberta's identity and growth. Exploring the evolution of business growth in Alberta, Dr Klassen's study examines the role businesses have played in the economic, political and social development of the province. This book offers an unprecedented look at the birth of business firms, and the subsequent effects these had upon wider political and cultural  Read more...
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Klassen, Henry C. (Henry Cornelius), 1931-
Business history of Alberta.
Calgary : University of Calgary Press, 1999
(DLC) 00340648
(OCoLC)45320976
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry C Klassen
ISBN: 058529187X 9780585291871 1552380092 9781552380093 155238022X 9781552380222 1280945419 9781280945410
OCLC Number: 45732267
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 362 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Map of Alberta Part One: Alberta Business Foundations 1. The Road to Edmonton Northern Italian Merchants French Mercantilism, Canadian Business, and French Canada British Mercantilism, Canadian Business, and British Canada Early Growth of Edmonton House North West Company and the Rise of Fort Augustus Hudsonas Bay Company and the Development of Edmonton House 2. Business in Territorial Alberta Political Setting Economic Setting Territorial Enterprises. as Small Family Business The General Merchant John A. McDougall: A General Merchant The Manufacturer David Suitor: An Iron Founder Service Business Cowdry Brothers: A Private Banking Firm Ranching Business A.E. Cross: A Cattle Rancher Farming Business Thomas Hoskin: A Farmer Close of the Territorial Period Part Two: Business Development in the New Province 3. Expansion of Alberta Business Developing the Tradition of Government--Business Relations Alexander Rutherford and Alberta Business R.B. Bennett and Alberta Business Conflict Between Bennett and Rutherford Legacy of Rutherford and Bettet Generation Economic Growth Developing the Transportation Network Railways Roads Age of the Car and Truck Communications Agricultural Development Charles S. Noble, The Nobel Blade Cultivator, and Farming Maturing of Alberta Industry Pat Burns, Cattle, and Meat Packing John Gainer and Meat Packing 4. Specialization in Alberta Business Urban Growth and Specialization in Business Specialization in Commerce Hardware Business Ross Bros. Hardware George L. Chesney Hardware High River Hardware Company Drugstores Dunlap Drug Company Stokes Drug Company Jewellery Stores Alexander B. Mitchell: Jeweller Godleyas Jewellery Specialization in Manufacturing Thomas Hutchinson: Harness and Saddle Manufacturer Robert J. Welsh: Harness Manufacturer Herbert J. Sisson: Brick Manufacturer Specialization in the Service Business Conduct of Business by the 19402 Business Attitudes Albertaas Changing business System Part Three: Mergence of Big Business in Alberta 5. Big Business in Alberta Railways: The First Big Business Canadian Pacific Railway: A Pioneer in Big Business Spread of Big Business in Alberta Robert J. Hutchings and Great West Saddlery Big Business in the Alberta Meat Industry Mass Distribution Johnstone Walker: A Department Store Jenkinas Groceteria: A Chain Store Canada Safeway and Mass Retail in Alberta Mass Production Imperial Oil and Mass Production Frederick C. Mannix and the Rise of Big Business Restructuring the Business Firm in Alberta Persistence of Small Businesses in Alberta Albertaas New Business System 6. Government and Business in Alberta Government Promotion and Regulation of Railways Tariff and Federal Regulation Labour and Business Regulation Regulation and the Anticombines Movement Banking Regulation Farmers and the Canadian Wheat Board Government Promotion an the Regulation of Oil and Natural Gas Businesses Natural Gas Businesses A Changing Political Economy 7. Diversified, Decentralized Businesses in Alberta Changes in the Alberta Business System ATCO Industries Foremost Industries and Decentralized Management Standenas and Diversification Canbera Foods: A Diversified Company Growing Importance of Alberta Multinationals Large Diversified Alberta Firms in Politics Part Four: Recent Trends in Alberta Business 8. Small Businesses in the Maturing Alberta Economy Small Business in Manufacturing Small Business in Sales and Service Small Business in Farming and Ranching Women in Small Business and Management Government Policies for Small Business 9. Challenges to Alberta Business at Home and Abroad Alberta Business in the New World Order Regulation: Canadian Politics and Economic Uncertainty in Alberta Deregulating the Oil and Gas Industry Growth Through Free Trade Big Business and New Opportunities Restructuring Alberta Business Small Business and Fresh Opportunities Growth of Franchising New Regulation: Environment Problems Alberta Firmsa Overseas Expansion Alberta Business at the Close of the Century Bibliography
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