Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis

Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis is a magazine specializing in Management topics.

Articles from Vol. 24-26, Annual

Brainpower: The New Natural Resource
It truly is an honour and a privilege to be able to address the Institute, and to have an opportunity to share with my new city and community my views on the value of "brainpower" to our future economic, social and cultural development. While the...
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Canada: Can We Survive?
Seventeen years ago I spoke to the Vancouver Institute on the then view of our never ending constitutional crisis - I talked on the Pepin-Robarts Report. Two years ago when I was President of the Institute, Angus Reid spoke to the Institute pretty...
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Contradictions of Liberation: Truth, Justice and Reconciliation in South Africa
I. THE PURCHASED REVOLUTION There are not many cases where a privileged ethnic minority has negotiated itself out of power, although it was capable of continuing to rule, albeit with rising costs. Even more rare seem situations where a dominant...
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Dealing with the Challenge of Globalization: The Long View
Theory Needs History Two important features of today's international economy characterized the late 19th century as well. First, the earlier period was one of rapid globalization: capital and labor flowed across national frontiers in unprecedented...
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Democracy in Peril
As a social democrat in terms of my values and inclinations, I believe that our current democracy is in peril. We are facing five to ten years of difficulty in terms of our political system for four reasons: 1) The "demonization" of politicians....
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Democratization: Questions for the Year 2000
It is a very great honour to have been invited to The Vancouver Institute. I am sure that most of your speakers must comment on the remarkable fact that Vancouver is a city where, on a Saturday evening, we can find a huge audience like this for a lecture...
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Dogs and People: The History and Psychology of a Relationship
We're going to be talking about dogs and people and their relationship to each other. During the course of this I will give you a little bit of information about why we love dogs and the personalities of people who pick particular breeds of dogs. ...
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From the Ground Up: Designing and Building a New City in China
I'm going to start with a short video clip that the CBC recently made with me in China. They came this fall with Joyce Resin and Patty Moore from the program called Alive. Alive, as you know, is a television program that runs every week and basically...
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Globalization and Its Discontents
Let me start with a definition of globalization. Political economists would likely tell us that globalization describes a world economic order in which capital, trade, production and information flow to their logical destinations, without being artificially...
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Good News, Bad News: Power in Canadian Media and Politics
It is never anything but inspiring to drift down from over the mountains into the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, to see the ocean come into view with Vancouver set against the water and the peaks, the ebullient greenery of the landscape a balm...
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Growth without Air Pollution: Vancouver and Elsewhere
There are certain human failings that we all share (and are prepared to confess to in moments of candour). One of these is an inherent laziness when we know that we should take steps to prevent things from happening - crisis response often seems to...
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Healthy, Wealthy and Cunning? Profit and Loss from Health Care Reform
Those of you who heard last week's lecture by Dr. Fraser Mustard, the President of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, will have some idea of the breadth and eclecticism of CIAR research programs. Tonight's address will likewise draw on,...
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How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons
The Vancouver Institute is famous in the world for bringing together both experts and the general public to discuss problems of great importance to all of us. The subject of my talk this evening, I think, is also of great importance to everybody. The...
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Immigration: What the U.S. Can Learn from Canada
The question "Can the United States still afford to be a nation of immigrants?" implies a premise: that historically the United States has well afforded to be a nation of immigrants - indeed, has benefited handsomely from its good fortune as an immigrant...
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Introduction
Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppression of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. - Thomas Jefferson, 1816 I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves;...
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Is Conservation a Lost Cause? from B.C. to Africa
Serengeti: A World Heritage The single most important problem facing the world today for the future survival of mankind is the loss of biodiversity. Historically, conservation has protected biodiversity by setting up protected areas. UNESCO established...
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Making Words/finding Stories
When I was contacted first to come to Vancouver for this talk, I was told that they would like a title. Now, this was many, many months ago, and so I rather desperately picked a title called "Making Words / Finding Stories," thinking that if I was...
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Prosperity or Decline: Canada's Choice
My presentation tonight will try to integrate three themes: these are economic growth and prosperity, human development, and health and well-being. Let me begin with health. Early in my education as a medical student in the late 1940's, our professor...
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Reflections on the United States
It is an observable irony of American life that so many of the country's historical heroes - men and women after whom cities have been named and monuments erected - contributed in the sphere of government, and yet Americans have always been decidedly...
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Reforming Social Policy: Can the Federal Government Deliver?
I. Introduction The topic of this talk is one that is of considerable interest to the community of Canadians - the reform of social policy and the role of the federal government in that process. Interest in it is reflected in a recent survey reported...
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Reforming the Tax and Welfare System
INTRODUCTION I am going to focus my talk on the research we do at the Institute for Fiscal Studies. What I want to discuss is work on reforming the tax and benefit system. This is an important area of work at the Institute and I want to look at...
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Shaping Canada's Foreign Policy: 1968-84
I must begin by saying how pleased I am to have been given the honour of speaking from this distinguished platform for a third time. The occasion this evening is the recent publication of the volume of Canadian foreign policy written by Pierre Trudeau...
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The Canadian Revolution: From Deference to Defiance 1985-1995
What is a Canadian Revolution? It sounds like an oxymoron, like jumbo shrimp or Ottawa nightlife, but it's not. Because when you really study revolutions, the stereotype of revolutions - which is tanks in the city square or a guillotine, or whichever...
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The Crisis in Canadian Fisheries
This paper will provide an academic perspective on the status and future of Canadian fisheries. It tries to draw some lessons about what the people of Canada will probably have to do if we want to maintain those precious resources. Fish touch all of...
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The Importance of Story: The Hunger for Personal Narrative
I'm writing my memoir for Penguin. I'm almost 60: that sounds like the right time to be writing a memoir. But it is an odd time for me. Being 60 is at the other end of the rainbow. I'm not complaining, because at that end you begin to understand...
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The Peace Process in Ireland
I would like to bring you up to date about Ireland and the peace process and how Ireland is faring in the new and large family of the European Union. It is true that we have had centuries of conflict in Ireland. It is true that in every decade of this...
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Tricks of the Tobacco Trade
Tobacco is an inflammatory issue. I recently saw an editorial in a Toronto paper that described the health community pressing for tobacco control as "nico-nazis." On the other side of the fence, I've seen advocates describing the tobacco industry as...
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Universities after a Millenium: Whither or Wither?
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the first university was established in 859 in Fez, Morocco; the next one in Bologna, in 1000. If we include the ancient Greek philosophical schools as forerunners to universities, this is surely the oldest...
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What Are Good Schools and Why Are They So Hard to Get?
I'm very pleased to have been invited to speak at The Vancouver Institute and to honour the fortieth anniversary of the University of British Columbia's Faculty of Education. I'm still shocked that so many people would come out on a Saturday night....
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What's a Nice Country like Us Doing in a Place like This?
I do a great deal of travelling and speaking outside of Canada - one of the things that happens when politicians leave office. I commented that some people choose retirement and some people reach retirement age and others have retirement thrust upon...
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