The Corporation that Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational available in Paperback
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- Pluto Press
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 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.
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About the Author
Nick Robins has more than 20 years experience in the policy and practical realities of corporate accountability. A historian by training, he currently works on sustainable and responsible investment in London, and has written on the East India Company for the Financial Times, New Statesman and Resurgence.
Table of Contents
Lists of Figures, Maps and Illustrations
2 The Hidden Wound
3 The Greatest Corporation in the World
4 Out of the Shadows
5 The Bengal Revolution
6 The Great East Indian Crash
7 Regulating the Company
8 Justice will be Done
9 A Mercantile Sovereign
10 Unfinished Business
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A surprisingly good history of the EIC as a corporation, that is very readable and more informative than its slimness would suggest. Punches above its weight.