Title

Canada's International Merger Activity for the Period 1971 to 1991: A Developmental, Geographic and Historical Dimension

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2000

Journal

Geography Online

Volume

1

Issue

2

Abstract

This study examines Canada's international merger activity (inward foreign direct investment), for the years 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, and 1991. Log-linear analysis is employed to provide a descriptive examination of the spatial merger flows for the years in question. Internationally, firms based out of the United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, acquired the greatest number of Canadian firms. From an acquired perspective, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, and British Columbia, were the major provincial targets of international merger activity. Foreign firms based out of New York, London (United Kingdom), Chicago, and Los Angeles, acquired the greatest number of Canadian firms. Firms based out of Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, and Vancouver, were the major targets of international merger activity. Multidimensional scaling is employed to provide a perceptual spatial map of Canada's international merger activity.