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The Big Nickel

Inco at Home and Abroad

by (author) Jamie Swift

Between the Lines
Initial publish date
Oct 1977
Corporate & Business History, Labor & Industrial Relations, Mining
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    Oct 1977
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Inco is the World's largest producer of nickel. This gripping account of the corporation is an essential contribution to an understanding of concentrated economic power, how it operates in Canada and the Third World, and its human consequences.

About the author

Kingston writer Jamie Swift is the author of a dozen books, most recently The Vimy Trap, or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Great War (with Ian McKay), finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the Canadian Historical Association Prize for the Best Scholarly Book in Canadian History. He has held the Michener Foundation fellowship for public service journalism and was a longtime documentary producer for CBC-Radio’s “Ideas.” In addition to the writing life, he is a social justice advocate. He taught “Critical Perspectives on Business” at the Smith School of Business, Queen’s University for many years.

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Editorial Reviews

Unlike many other muck-raking studies of transnationals that have appeared in recent years,The Big Nickel avoids the trap of merely moralising about the nasty practices and habits of capitalist giants like INCO.

Roger Rolfe, New Internationalist

[This book] will be of special interest to the student of Canadian labour history and industrial development. However, its real importance, I think, is in the human dimension of the issues that the authors portray quite effectively.

Wayne McAuley, Calumet

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