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Profiting the Crown: Canada's Polymer Corporation, 1942-1990 Paperback – Jan 1 2007


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  • Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press; New edition edition (Jan. 1 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0773532013
  • ISBN-13: 978-0773532014
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 16.2 x 22.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #217,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is a required book for business history class of Schulich School of Business. I bought this book because we need to read is for our assignment. It talks about a detailed history about a crown corporation in Canada. The summary before the content is very useful to help you to get a general idea about what is happening in this company.
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Carleton University Economic History instructor, Matthew Bellamy, throws down the success story of a Canadian Crown Corporation in his history of Canada's Polymer Corp. And it hits hard, winning the 2006 (Canadian) National Business Book Award. Polymer started out as a technology-based gamble in WWII when Japan entered the war, cutting off Allied rubber supplies in Asia. With thousands of wartime equipment pieces depending solely on rubber, this development would have the Allied war machine grinding to a halt very shortly. Enter Canada, the historically staple-based exporter. Enter C.D. Howe, risk-taking businessman turned Minister of Munitions. See the largest Canadian Government funded project in history. The result is the birth of the Polymer Crown Corporation which dazzled the world with its synthetic rubber being produced on an industrial scale. Such a feat had only prior been produced in the laboratory environment, but Canada sprang ahead with the world watching carefully. Bellamy tracks Polymer's successes and failures, which became epic after the war, when the company adopted a 'profit or perish' ideology. Polymer forced a Canadian Crown Corporation to compete on the global market, displaying a business dynamic and know-how on par with any private enterprise. Bellamy shows in "Profiting the Crown" that crown corporations can do good, and how Polymer did it.
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