Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745331959 Published October 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745331966 Published October 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

The Corporation That Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational

Nick Robins

The Corporation That Changed the World: How the East India Company Shaped the Modern Multinational

Nick Robins

Distributed for Pluto Press

280 pages | 5.31496 x 8.46457
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780745331959 Published October 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9780745331966 Published October 2012 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

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 it also conquered much of India with its private army and broke open China's markets with opium. The Company’s practices shocked its contemporaries and still reverberate today.

The Corporation That Changed the World is the first book to reveal the Company’s enduring legacy as a corporation. This expanded edition explores how the four forces of scale, technology, finance and regulation drove its spectacular rise and fall. For decades, the Company was simply too big to fail, and stock market bubbles, famines, drug-running and even duels between rival executives are to be found in this new account.

For Robins, the Company’s story provides vital lessons on both the role of corporations in world history and the steps required to make global business accountable today.

Contents
Acknowledgements
Lists of Tables, Figures, Maps and Illustrations
Chronology
Introduction
1 The Hidden Wound
2 This Imperious Company
3 Out of the Shadows
4 The Bengal Revolution
5 The Great East Indian Crash
6 Regulating the Company
7 Justice Will be Done
8 The Toxic Exchange
9 A Skulking Power
10 Unfinished Business
Epilogue
Notes
Index
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