Beedie School of Business News

Opinion: Issue of state-owned enterprises erratic, unpredictable. By Jack Austin, Vancouver Sun At a recent symposium hosted at SFU’s Beedie School of Business and the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies, I invoked the baseball analogy of a “diving catch” to describe the Harper government’s recent response to offshore bids for Canadian assets, including the somewhat contentious takeover by Chinese government-controlled CNOOC of Calgary’s Nexen. That’s because the issue of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) more »