Archived — Canada In the 21st Century Series, Paper Number 05—Capital Investment Challenges in Canada, November 1998
Strategic Policy Sector
Economic Research and Policy Analysis Branch
The purpose of this study is to identify challenges that Canadians will face in generating and exploiting investment opportunities over the next 10 to 15 years. The report first discusses the role of investment in the Canadian economy and then reviews trends in Canada and other countries particularly with respect to productivity. The remainder of the paper focuses on identifying specific problems that might impede investment now or in the future. To do this the study examines the implications of globalization and factor mobility on investment decisions and it considers the question of knowledge transfer through investment and trade. It also looks at implications for the environment. The final section examines the possibility that investment inefficiency stems from characteristics of the decision-making environment; in particular, the possibility that management is myopic and the impact of the regulation of the financial markets.
Catalogue number: C21-27/2-1998
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