Saturday, January 7, 2012

Why is ECON2020 textbook - Macroeconomics - Canadian Edition - "printed & bound" in USA ?

Our textbook is the 13th CANADIAN edition Macroeconomics.

Christopher T.S. Ragan is listed at McGill University. & Richard G. Lipsey is listed as Emeritus at Simon Fraser University - both are Canadian universities.

Yet in our textbook, you will see "Printed and bound in the United States of America" at the bottom of the page with the copyright info.  Seems strange to me.
You will see Pearson Canada Toronto at the bottom of the 2nd page of our textbook.  It's part of an international publishing company.

I wonder why 2 Canadian University economists would do that - instead of using a Canadian University Press.

McGill-Queen's University Press

http://mqup.mcgill.ca/content.php?id=8

QUOTE:
About MQUP

Publishing books that defend, refute, and create fresh interpretations of the world, MQUP is in the business of debate. With over 2,800 books in print and numerous awards and bestsellers, our goal is to produce rigorously edited, beautifully produced, intelligent, interesting books.

A joint venture of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, MQUP is both a specialist in the Canadian perspective and a publisher of international themes, attracting attention from the Times Literary Supplement to Dr. Laura.

A Canadian press with a global reach, we aim to advance scholarship, contribute to culture, and sell books.
UNQUOTE:

http://www.pearsoncanada.ca/about-us

QUOTE:
Pearson is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, consumer publishing, and business information, focusing on education in the broadest sense of the word. It has more than 34,000 employees based in more than 60 countries, including approximately 660 people in three locations across Canada.
UNQUOTE:

http://www.pearson.com/about-us/our-history/

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