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Trade barriers, international business, and the environment

This dissertation consists of three chapters discussing the effects of changing trade
barriers for Canadian firms and a final chapter investigating hazardous waste trade, one
of the important environmental issues in international business. The first three chapters
use simple theoretical structures and firm level data to examine the evolution of Canadian
manufacturing following the tariff changes imposed by the Canada-US Free Trade
Agreement. Chapter one considers the influence of falling tariffs on firm survival,
chapter two investigates how trade liberalization effects firm growth in terms of size and
productivity, and the third chapter considers the implication o f falling trade barriers for
firm financial structure. The fourth chapter diverges from the first three to explore the
determinants of international shipments in hazardous waste using a gravity model with
factor endowment conditions and waste trade data from 89 countries.
Date11 1900
CreatorsBaggs, Jennifer Jane
Source SetsLibrary and Archives Canada ETDs Repository / Centre d'archives des thèses électroniques de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada
Detected LanguageEnglish
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
RelationUBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project []

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