Canada: What It Is, What It Can Be
University of Toronto Press, May 7, 2012 - Business & Economics - 232 pages
Canadians have achieved an enviable balance of economic prosperity and civic harmony, but as emerging countries like China, India, and Brazil take their place alongside developed economies, we cannot be complacent. Our high paying jobs, world-class learning and research institutes, excellent health care, and social safety nets exist only to the extent that we are innovative and competitive globally.
Canada: What It Is, What It Can Be provides an incisive examination of this country's increasing prosperity gap – the difference in value between what we do create and what we could create if we performed at our full potential. As Roger Martin and James Milway demonstrate, although we are proud of our trading prowess, we do not participate as aggressively in world markets with innovative products and services as we could. While we want to take risks to achieve success, our business strategies and economic policies need to set the bar higher to achieve the success we want for Canada.
Written in an accessible style that helps general readers understand complex economic concepts, Canada: What It Is, What It Can Be exposes the myths currently guiding our public policy, and provides ground-breaking new approaches for realizing our full prosperity potential.
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Clearly encapsulates where Canada stands relative to its larger neighbor to the south. Full of data, the best part of the book. Do Canadians need to feel pressure to fulfill every expectation provided ... Read full review
How Much Are We Working for Prosperity?
How Much Value Are We Creating When We
How Do We Compete?
How Do We Invest?
Make Public Policy on Innovation More Innovative
Become a True Trading Nation
Focus on Poverty Not Inequality
Make Canada What It Can Be
Strengthen Management Talent
Bulk Up Not Hollow Out