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Unformatted text preview: Issues in Business History Issues in Business History The First Business ­ Fishing General Course Themes General Course Themes 1) Role of Government/State 2) Importance of “Staples” or Raw Materials in Business and History of Canada Partnership of Business and the State Political Concerns not always allied with business 3) More Complex than “Staples” Thesis? Business and economy based on development and export of raw materials Shaped issues like technology, banking, social structure For example ­ industrialization General Course Themes General Course Themes 4) Importance of Foreign or International Business Influences Dependence on foreign business Foreign ownership World economy – Trade, capital flow, technology, ideas Entrepreneurial enterprise in Canada’s history? Limits to opportunity? Climate, Geography, Population 5) Importance of “Entrepreneur”? Fishing – The First Business Fishing – The First Business “Discovery” of North America Factors leading to European Exploration Growing power of Kings Changes in Business and Trade Activity Technological Advances (“Matthew” – Cabot’s ship) “Commerical Revolution” Fishing – The First Business Fishing – The First Business Discovery of Fisheries of North America Bristol Fishermen or John Cabot “newe founde launde” and the Grand Banks Fish – important resource to European society The Business of Fishing The Business of Fishing Growth of fishing Nature of the Business “Free” enterprise Merchants and Fishermen Funding Risks? (pirates ­ picture) The Business of Fishing The Business of Fishing “Wet” Fishery Dry Fishery Fish Processing (fish processing –Nfld 1600s to 1700s) Fishing and Settlement Fishing and Settlement Settlement and Colonization Not necessary for fishing trade! Exploration continues for other wealth Example: Martin Frobisher Factors leading to settlement in Nfld Factors against settlement Settlement Begins – Ferryland 1638 (David Kirke – picture) ...
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