Industrial Organization in Canada

Industrial Organization in Canada

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Using state-of-the-art empirical techniques, contributors address the policy challenges raised by globalization, the internet and other technological advances, innovation, and the rise of security measures in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Chapters are organized around five themes: recent developments and policy challenges, Canadian firms in the information age, research and development and innovation, regulation and industrial performance, and securing trade and investment opportunities. The only substantive research volume on this subject in two decades, Industrial Organization in Canada is a welcome resource for policy makers, researchers, and academics concerned with industrial policy issues in contemporary Canada. Contributors include Ajay Agrawal (University of Toronto), Doug Allen (Simon Fraser University), Werner Antweiler (University of British Columbia), John Baldwin (Statistics Canada), Zhiqi Chen (Carleton University), Jean-A‰tienne de Bettignies (Queena€™s University), Marc Duhamel (Industry Canada), James Gaisford (University of Calgary), Avi Goldfarb (University of Toronto), Wulong Gu (Statistics Canada), Kathryn Harrison (University of British Columbia), Patrick Joly (Industry Canada), William Kerr (University of Saskatchewan), Kevin Koch (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Donald G. McFetridge (Carleton University), Peter W. B. Phillips (University of Saskatchewan), Mohammed Rafiquzzaman (Industry Canada), Someshwar Rao (Institute for Research on Public Policy), Thomas W. Ross (University of British Columbia), Camille Ryan (University of Saskatchewan), Michel Sabbagh (Industry Canada), Guofu Tan (University of Southern California), Henry Thille (Guelph University), Johannes Van Biesebroeck (K.U. Leuven, Belgium), and Lasheng Yuan (University of Calgary).Volkswagen faced similar problems with its platform strategy in the 1990s, when consumers avoided expensive Audis and Volkswagens and bought cheaper, but technologically similar, Seats and ... The Ford Focus, for example, is offered as a 4 door sedan, a 3 or 5 door hatchback, or as a station wagon. ... In addition, chassis configurations differ by engine, transmission, and two or four wheel drive options. In 2004, the Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was offered in 182 variations.

Title:Industrial Organization in Canada
Author:Zhiqi Chen, Marc Duhamel
Publisher:McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP - 2011-02-08


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