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

ISBN-10: 0745331955
ISBN-13: 9780745331959
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Nick Robins
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List price: $18.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Pluto Press
Publication date: 10/5/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

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. *BR**BR*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 five forces of scale, technology, finance, regulation and culture drove its 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. *BR**BR*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.

James Patterson was born in Newburgh, New York, on March 22, 1947. He graduated from Manhattan College in 1969 and received a M. A. from Vanderbilt University in 1970. His first novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, was written while he was working in a mental institution and was rejected by 26 publishers before being published and winning the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery. He is best known as the creator of Alex Cross, the police psychologist hero of such novels as Along Came a Spider and Kiss the Girls. Cross has been portrayed on the silver screen by Morgan Freeman. He also writes the Women's Murder Club series, as well as the Maximum Ride series, Daniel X series, the Witch and Wizard series, and the Middle School series for children. He has won numerous awards including the BCA Mystery Guild's Thriller of the Year, the International Thriller of the Year award, and the Reader's Digest Reader's Choice Award. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012 with his title I Funny: A Middle School Story and again in 2013 with his title Middle School: Get Me Out of Here!, 12th of Never, Alex Cross, Run, Confessions: The Private School Murders, Cross My Heart and The Christmas Wedding. Patterson is the co-author of Guilty Wives (2012) and Mistress (2013) with David Ellis. First Love, co-authored with Emily Raymond, made the New York Times bestseller list in January, 2014. James Patterson co-authored Private L.A. with Mark Sullivan and it made The New York Times Best Seller List in March 2014. Patterson also made The New York Times Best Seller List with Unlucky 13, Invisible, Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile, and children's title Ultimate Showdown, book 5 in the Middle Scholl Series, in 2014.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.

List 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
The Toxic Exchange
A Skulking Power
Unfinished Business
Epilogue
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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