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The Law and Business Administration in Canada

The Law and Business Administration in Canada

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The Law and Business Administration in Canada  



The Law and Business Administration in Canada,  responds to the needs of today’s business students by streamlining the traditional study of contractual principles, emphasizing current legal topics involving government regulation of business, corporate governance, e-commerce, privacy, and globalization, and adding continuity to the discussion of strategies to manage business’s legal risks by asking students to consider the legal issues facing a single business as it evolves through each chapter. 

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About the Author

J.E. Smyth

James Everil (Ev) Smyth (1920–1983) studied commerce at the University of Toronto, where he earned a B.A. and an M.A. He also became a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He taught at Queen’s University from 1946 to 1963, and then returned to the University of Toronto where he taught until 1983. He was an outstanding teacher and also served a term as head of the Department of Political Economy and then as head of the School of Business at the University of Toronto. He was the author of Introduction to Accounting Methods (Kingston: Jackson Press, 1951) and The Basis of Accounting (Toronto: Ryerson Press, 1954). In 1983, he was posthumously given the L.S. Rosen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Canadian Accounting Education by the Canadian Academic Accounting Association.


Dan Soberman

Dan Soberman (1929–2010) studied law at Dalhousie University and Harvard University. He began teaching at Dalhousie in 1955, and in 1957 moved to Queen’s University to help start the law faculty. He was dean of the faculty from 1968 to 1977, taught full-time until retirement in 1993, and continued to teach part-time there and in the School of Business until 1999. In the late 1960s, he was a member of a federal Business Corporations Task Force that drafted the Canada Business Corporations Act. In the autumn term of 2000, he was visiting professor at Kwansai Gakuin University in Japan. From 1977 until 2000, he was an adjudicator on human rights tribunals in Ontario and federally, and also acted as an arbitrator in labour disputes. He authored, or co-authored, chapters in various legal books and articles in law journals.


Alex Easson

Alex Easson (1936–2007) studied law in England, at Oxford University and the London School of Economics. Prior to coming to Canada, he practised law as a solicitor in London and taught at the University of Southampton. He was appointed professor of law at Queen’s University in 1976 and remained at Queen’s until he retired from full-time teaching in 2000. He then concentrated on his consulting practice, working principally for international organizations such as the IMF and the OECD, and specializing in international taxation, foreign investment, and economic reform. His work took him to more than forty countries on five continents. He authored, or co-authored, more than a dozen books, the most recent being Tax Incentives for Foreign Direct Investment (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2004). We at Pearson Canada appreciate his contributions to several editions of this highly acclaimed text.


Shelley McGill

Shelley McGill received her LL.B. from the University of Western Ontario and her LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. She is an associate professor of business law at Wilfrid Laurier University’s School of Business and Economics where she teaches law to graduate and undergraduate business students. She is also a deputy judge of the Ontario Small Claims Court where presides on a part-time basis. Prior to joining Laurier, Professor McGill was a partner in the Ontario law firm of Sims Clement Eastman. Her research focuses on consumer protection issues, and  has been published in a variety of Canadian and international law journals including the Canadian Business Law Journal and the American Business Law Journal.

  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 864 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0133251675
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0135115299
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 4.05 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8.75 x 1.5 x 11.25 inches



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