CP Rail announced on September 20th it has reached a deal to acquire Kansas City Southern (KCS) for approximately US$31 billion including debt. The announcement came the same day Canadian National Railway Co. said it is dropping its rival takeover bid for KCS. When completed, this transaction will create North
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Gelina Harlaftis. Creating Global Shipping: Aristotle Onassis, the Vagliano Brothers, and the Business of Shipping, c.1820-1970. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019. xxiv + 375 pp., illustrations, maps, tables, notes, bibliography, appendices, indices. Cloth: ISBN 9781108475396, £90.00, Cdn$137.50. Don Pillar and Aubrey Ferguson, The Golden Years: Bee Hive Golden Corn
Virginia Torrie, Reinventing Bankruptcy Law: A History of the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020.xvi + 300pp., table, figures, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; 9781487506421, $75.00. Read the book review HERE.
The study of business history in Canada has received a $2 million endowment from The Wilson Foundation. The endowment will support the Canadian Business History Association’s (CBHA/ACHA) mandate of encouraging the study of the country’s commercial history. The first $1 million of the endowment is immediate while the second $1
Nathan Marcus, Austrian Reconstruction and the Collapse of Global Finance, 1921-1931. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018. ix + 546pp., illustrations, figures, appendices, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN 9780674088924, US$51.50. Read the book review HERE.
The CBHA/ACHA Webinar Talk In Conversation With Donald K. Johnson: The Sale Begins When the Customer Says No is now available on the organization’s YouTube Channel for viewing. Host: Lawrence Bloomberg, Chair of the Board of Directors of BloombergSen Inc.Moderator: Jeremy Mosher, National Bank Financial
CBHA/ACHA Webinar Talk Big Oil, Big Auto: History’s Lessons for Big Tech Now Available for Viewing on the CBHA/ACHA YouTube Channel
The CBHA/ACHA’s recent panel discussion on Big Oil, Big Auto: History’s Lessons for Big Tech is now available for viewing on the CBHA/ACHA YouTube Channel. Moderator: Howard Green, noted bestselling author, communications consultant and former broadcaster.Panelists:Professor Dimitry Anastakis, University of TorontoProfessor Graham Taylor, Trent University
Donica Belisle, Purchasing Power: Women and the Rise of a Canadian Consumer Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2020. ix + 262pp., illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. Cloth; ISBN 9781442631137, $85.00, Paper; ISBN 9781442629110, $29.95. Read the book review HERE.
Join us for the next Canadian Business History Webinar: Big Oil, Big Auto and Anti-Trust-History’s Lessons for Big Tech?
At the turn of the 20th century, John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil was a force to be reckoned with. In the year 1904, it controlled 91% of oil production and 85% of final sales in the United States. As a result, an antitrust case was filed against the company in
The April 14th CBHA/ACHA Webinar Talk “150 Years of Canadian Banking and a Look Into the Future” is now available for viewing on the organization’s YouTube Channel. The Canadian Banking System has a stellar international reputation. This is NOT because of recent developments but rather it is because the Fathers