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Foreign Investment, Technology and Economic Growth

Foreign Investment, Technology and Economic Growth

Author: Donald G. (Carleton University, Canada) McFetridge Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 1991, Foreign Investment, Technology and Economic Growth is the first title in the series Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. The book examines how foreign investment has played an important role in Canadian economic development. Foreign investment also poses some important political challenges to host country governments. The studies in this volume examine the effect of foreign direct investment on the innovative capabilities of host countries with emphasis on the Canadian experience. These studies also assess the merits of public policies designed to increase the innovative activity of foreign firms in host countries.

Corporate Globalization Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate Globalization Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Leonard Waverman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 1991, Corporate Globalization Through Mergers and Acquisitions is the second title in the series Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019.The papers in this volume provide significant new research on the important topics of the extent of M&A activity in Canada, its similarity across countries, and the determinants and impacts of mergers and acquisitions. This volume will appeal to those working in business and financial sector, as well as academics and students studying business acquisitions and finance.

Financing Growth in Canada

Financing Growth in Canada

Author: Paul J. N. Halpern Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 1997, Financial Growth in Canada is the eighth title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volume examines how economic growth in developed countries has slowed over the last decade. The book suggests that, to reverse this trend, many countries are exploring economic policy options which can be used to stimulate key sectors of the economy. One sector considered vital for economic growth is the financial sector. Governments and businesses acknowledge that efficient capital markets are an important component of a dynamic, internationally competitive economy. When capital markets provide an efficient mechanism for the exchange of funds among borrowers and lenders, the economy can grow more quickly, generating increasing employment opportunities and rising incomes for Canadians. This book brings together international experts from the time, in corporate finance, business and economics and explores the capital market issues and challenges that exist for Canada. The studies, which appear in this volume, deal with factors that influence investment and the operation of capital markets, cost of capital, business financing, access to capital markets and venture capital financing.

Corporate Decision Making in Canada

Corporate Decision Making in Canada

Author: Ronald J. Daniels Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 1995, Corporate Decision Making in Canada is the fifth title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volume looks at globalization and rapid technological change and investment spending, particularly in the areas of technology and human capital accumulation, as the key determinant of business success and national economies. The book suggests that the role of corporate governance and the strategies of business organizations is paramount as major elements that affect investment decisions. For example, the economic difficulties experienced by many well-known global corporations in the 1980s and 1990s underscore the importance of corporate decision-making in managing the challenges of change effectively. The issue of corporate governance is addressed in this volume from both an economic and a legal perspective, examining the elements of the modalities of decision-making, the role of incentives, institutions and their relationship to the corporate governance process and their impact on Canada's economic performance.

Productivity Issues in Canada

Productivity Issues in Canada

Author: Someshwar Rao Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published in 2002, Productivity Issues in Canada is the tenth title in the Investment in Canada Research Series, reissued in 2019. This volume examines productivity growth as the fundamental driver of improvements in real incomes and living standards. Productivity gains increase the economic pie, freeing additional resources that can be invested to meet the needs of the population in areas such as health care, education, the environment, public infrastructures and social security. This collection of research papers on productivity will help better understand the reasons for Canada's relatively weak productivity record and the nature of productivity growth in Canada. The book covers a wide range of topics - productivity trends and determinants; innovation and productivity; investment and productivity; global linkages and productivity; productivity in the new economy; and the social aspects of productivity.

: The Investment Canada Research Series

: The Investment Canada Research Series

Author: Various Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Originally published between 1991 and 2006, The Investment Canada Research Series was developed to provide works of the highest academic scholarship to serve three objectives: to advance research on international investment in Canada and abroad; to foster a better understanding of globalization and the vital role of international investment in Canada; and to identify investment policy and research issues. This 13-volume collection promises a diverse and interesting collection of titles on Canadian industry, finance and business, providing an interdisciplinary approach to each of these areas, including discussions on mergers, globalization, linkages, productivity, knowledge and financial growth, as well as much more. Although focused predominately on Canada, the collection is still offering an international perspective, exploring not just Canada, but the wider North American region, as well as the Asia-Pacific region.

Empower Your Investing Adopting Best Practices From John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett

Empower Your Investing Adopting Best Practices From John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett

Author: CFA, Scott A. Chapman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Empower Your Investing-Adopting Best Practices From John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett integrates lasting insights from master investors built upon case studies of their winning stocks into an investment process that has a proven track record of success and can help you master your own financial future. Investing is a life skill and, like any life skill, the key is to learn from those who have already done it well. Empower Your Investing offers a success-based mental framework, discipline, and toolkit for your investing success. This book examines the best practices from masters of the investing world who've demonstrated success over many market cycles: Sir John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett. The case studies of their winning picks blend the prevailing news and popular opinion at the time of their successful investments with their rationale for buying stocks as they explained in subsequent interviews. Just as athletes might study Michael Jordan, Mohammed Ali, and Babe Ruth, every investor should know and understand John Templeton, Peter Lynch, and Warren Buffett. Scott Chapman brilliantly showcases the investment world's Greatest of All Time (G.O.A.T.) so every stock market participant, from novice to seasoned professional, can learn the lessons of those who have reached the pinnacle of success. With a comprehensive step-by-step approach, Chapman provides a deep understanding of what it takes to be the best. -Robert P. Miles, Author, The Warren Buffett CEO; Executive in Residence, University of Nebraska at Omaha Scott Chapman's book is a clear read for any investor who wants to learn how to invest better. Scott is a successful long-term investor and educator who is someone all investors can learn from. He shares some of the best investment advice and actual experiences of three of the best investors in history-Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, and Sir John Templeton. This book will help every person improve their investment skill from the beginning investor to professionally trained CFA analysts. -Craig Braemer, CFA; Blossom Wealth Portfolio Manager and Founder of Braemer Asset Management, LLC.

Issuing International Sovereign Bonds Opportunities and Challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa

Issuing International Sovereign Bonds Opportunities and Challenges for Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Mauro Mecagni, Jorge Ivan Canales Kriljenko, Sebastian Weber, Cheikh A. Gueye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

This African Department Paper examines the rise in international sovereign bonds issued by African frontier economies and recommends policies for potential first-time issuers.

Tools and Techniques for Implementing International E-Trading Tactics for Competitive Advantage

Tools and Techniques for Implementing International E-Trading Tactics for Competitive Advantage

Author: Yurdagul Meral Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

The use of ICT applications has dipped into almost every aspect of the business sector, including trade. With the volume of e-commerce increasing, international traders must switch their rules and practices to e-trade to survive in such a competitive market. However, the complexity of international trade, which covers customs processes, different legislation, specific documentation requirements, different languages, different currencies, and different payment systems and risk, presents its own challenges in this transition. Tools and Techniques for Implementing International E-Trading Tactics for Competitive Advantage examines the multidisciplinary approach of international e-trade as it applies to information technology, digital marketing, digital communication, online reputation management, and different legislation and risks. The content within this publication examines digital advertising, consumer behavior, and e-commerce and is designed for international traders, entrepreneurs, business professionals, researchers, academicians, and students.

Country-Risk Rating of Overseas Investment from China

Country-Risk Rating of Overseas Investment from China

Author: Zhang Ming, Wang Bijun Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2019

China is currently one of the most important players in the global investment scene. However, with the rapid growth of overseas investment, there is also sharp increase of the investment risks. Their country-risk rating system constructs five indicators, including economic fundamentals, ability to service debt, social flexibility, political risk and the relation with China, to provide warning and reference for Chinese enterprises and sovereign wealth funds. This year's rating system expands to fifty-seven countries, which makes their system more comprehensive. China carries on risk rating for thirty-five One Belt One Road economies to enhance the reference value for policymakers. China's outbound direct investment hit a new high in 2016, reaching $196.15 billion, making the country the world's second-largest overseas investor. The volume of its outbound direct investment increased by 34.7% year-on- year in 2016 and accounted for 13.5% of the world's total -the first time it exceeded 10%. Since 2003, when the Ministry of Commerce joined hands with the National Bureau of Statistics and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange to start releasing authoritative investment data annually, China's outbound direct investment has kept increasing for 14 consecutive years. From 2002 to 2016, the annual average growth of its outbound direct investment reached 35.8%. In 2016, China's outbound direct investment once again exceeded the foreign direct investment it received, making it a net capital exporter for two consecutive years. Meanwhile, its outbound direct investment stock hit $1.35739 trillion at the end of 2016, China had the most overseas M&A deals in history in terms of both number and value of M&A deals. In the future, China is expected to bring out more of its investment potentials and build a win-win cooperative relationship with other countries following its economic transition and upgrading, rising competitiveness of Chinese enterprises in overseas markets and steady advancement of the Belt and Road initiative.

Return of the Active Manager How to apply behavioral finance to renew and improve investment management

Return of the Active Manager How to apply behavioral finance to renew and improve investment management

Author: C.Thomas Howard, Jason A. Voss Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

Emotional behavior and biases run throughout financial markets. This is the diagnosis of behavioral fianance. But it is not enough to know that investors make biased decisions. What do we do about it? How do we move beyond diagnosis, to prescription? In this groundbreaking new book, investing and behavioural finance experts Thomas Howard and Jason A. Voss plug this void and show the new way ahead for investment managers and advisors. Return of the Active Manager provides a set of tools for investment professionals to overcome and take advantage of behavioral biases. Across seven compelling chapters, Return of the Active Manager details actionable advice on topics such as behaviourally-enhanced fundamental analysis, active equity fund evaluation and selection, harnessing big data, and investment firm structure. You learn how to exploit behavioural price distortions, how to recognise and avoid behavioural biases (in both yourself and clients), how to extract behavioral insights from the executives of prospective investments, and how manager behaviour can be used to predict future fund performance. An indispensable tool for research analysts, portfolio managers, private wealth advisors and manager search consultants, Return of the Active Manager rationalises the financial markets and prescribes actionable strategies that build on the lessons of behavioural finance.

Non-Consensus Investing Being Right When Everyone Else Is Wrong

Non-Consensus Investing Being Right When Everyone Else Is Wrong

Author: Rupal J. Bhansali Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2019

At a time when many proclaim the death of active investing, Rupal J. Bhansali, global contrarian, makes a clarion call for its renaissance. Non-consensus thinking has resulted in breakthrough successes in science, sports, and Silicon Valley. Bhansali shows how to apply it to the world of investing to improve one's odds of achieving above-average returns with below-average risks. Her upside-down investment approach focuses on avoiding losers instead of picking the winners, asking the right questions instead of knowing the right answers, and scoring upset victories to achieve the greatest bang for one's research buck. Through a series of counterintuitive concepts and contemporary case studies from her firsthand experience of investing in fifty markets around the globe, Bhansali describes how to perform differentiated fundamental research to uncover mispriced stocks. She candidly shares her failures and mistakes as well as her successes and triumphs. She also weaves in her personal journey, recounting how she overcame the odds to succeed in a male-dominated profession and offering advice on breaking the glass ceiling. Non-Consensus Investing is a must-read for anyone who seeks to understand why active investing disappointed and how it can succeed-analysts and amateurs, fiduciaries and financial advisors, aspiring and practicing money managers, as well as students or investment enthusiasts.