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The Corporation that Changed the World
The Corporation that Changed the World

The Corporation that Changed the World

by Nick Robins

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Language

English

Publisher

Orient Longman

ISBN

8125030220 - Year: 2006 - Pages: 218

Binding

Paperback

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Author: Nick Robins
Publisher: Orient Longman
Year: 2006
Language: English
Pages: 218
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8125030220

Description

This is a popular history of one of the world’s most famous companies. Founded in 1600, the East India Company was the forerunner of the modern multinational. Starting life as a trader in Asian Spices, the Company ended its days running Britain’s Indian empire. In the process, it shocked its contemporaries with the scale of its violence, corruption and speculation.

This is the first-ever book to expose the truth about the Company’s social record. Robins reveals a hidden story of tragedy and intrigue. War, famine, stock-market bubbles and even duels between rival executives are all to be found in this new account. For Robins, the Company’s legacy provides compelling lessons on how to ensure the accountability of today’s global business.

REVIEWS

A Powerful analysis of the rise and fall of the British East India Company.
-Huw Bowen

A magnificent book about the father and mother of all companies.
-Gordon Roddick

Elegantly written and sharply argued, this gripping book rings to life a crucial episode in the history of globalization.
-Sankar Muthu

Contents

LISTS OF TABLES, FIGURES, MAPS AND ILLUSTRATIONS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

INTRODUCTION

CHRONOLOGY

The Hidden Wound
This Imperious Company
Out of the Shadows
The Bengal Revolution
The Great East Indian Crash
Regulating the Company
Justice Will be done
A Mercantile Sovereign
Unfinished Business

NOTES

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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