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Author Robins, Nick.

Title The corporation that changed the world : how the East India Company shaped the modern multinational / Nick Robins.

Imprint London : Pluto Press, 2012.


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Edition 2nd ed.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 260 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series BiblioLabs, LLC. Books.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chronology -- The hidden wound -- The imperious company -- Out of the shadows -- The Bengal Revolution -- The Great East Indian crash -- Regulating the company -- Justice will be done -- The toxic exchange -- A skulking power -- Unfinished business -- Epilogue.
Summary The English East India Company was the mother of the modern multinational. Its trading empire encircled the globe, importing Asian luxuries such as spices, textiles and teas. But the Company's takeover of much of India was achieved by force and fraud; in China, the battering ram was opium. The East India Company's corruption and violence shocked its contemporaries and still reverberates today. The Corporation That Changed the World is the first book to examine the Company's enduring legacy as a corporation. It uncovers the factors that drove it to excess and eventual collapse. This expanded edition looks at recent activist and cultural responses to the Company in China and India, and the corporate reform agenda in light of the economic crisis. In his account of the Company's story Robins highlights enduring lessons on how to make global business accountable.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject East India Company -- History.
East India Company. (OCoLC)fst00537796
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economic History.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: 9780745331966 0745331963
ISBN 9781849646918 (electronic bk.)
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1849646929 (electronic bk.)
9780745331966 (hardback)
9780745331959 (pbk.)
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