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Author Savoie, Donald J., author.

Title Harrison McCain : single-minded purpose / Donald J. Savoie.

Publication Info. Montreal [Qu├ębec] ; Ithaca [New York] : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 338 pages) : illustrations.
Series Footprints series ; 17
Footprints (Cheltenham, England) ; 17.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-315) and index.
Summary Annotation The only rival to Harrison McCain's entrepreneurial success was his deep attachment to his Maritime roots. From McCain's beginnings in Florenceville, New Brunswick, the early mentorship he received from K.C. Irving, to the global success of his corporate empire McCain Foods, Donald Savoie presents a compelling and candid biography of one of the most famous and down-to-earth figures in Canadian business history. Savoie, a longtime friend to McCain, describes a driven, charismatic, and energetic man who had a keen wit and a deep commitment to his business and hometown. Through unprecedented access to McCain's papers and interviews with family members, friends, and colleagues, Savoie details the decisions that McCain made alongside his brother and business partner, Wallace McCain, from the company's humble beginnings to its expansion in Europe, Australia, India, and China. McCain saw the potential of globalization before others did. Despite conflict between the brothers and the eventual fracture of their partnership, Savoie presents the McCains' dedication as so immersed in the development of their company that they had little time left for second-guessing. At a time when New Brunswick struggles to reinvent itself economically, Savoie points to former government policies and programs that helped the company thrive and holds up the example of Harrison McCain with the hope of seeing Canadian success stories like this in the future.
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Subject McCain, H. Harrison, 1927-2004.
McCain family.
McCain Foods Limited.
Businessmen -- New Brunswick -- Biography.
Executives -- New Brunswick -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780773590236 electronic bk.
0773590234 electronic bk.
9780773590243 electronic bk.
0773590242 electronic bk.