The British East India Company 1600‐1858

George S. Roukis (Frank G. Zarb School of Business, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York, USA)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

This paper focuses on the challenges facing global corporations which operate in a variety of environments with increasing multicultural managements and sophisticated understanding of how information technologies and organizational astuteness promote success. Compares this environment with that of the British East India Company. Suggests that corporations operating in the unpredictable environments at the start of the 21st century, in the absence of predictable government and military assistance, of necessity, will be compelled to rethink their transition strategies. Concludes that corporations will assume greater responsibility for functions – including intelligence acquisition, law enforcement, and military projection – normally provided by traditional nation‐states, following the pattern of the British East India Company.

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Roukis, G. (2004), "The British East India Company 1600‐1858", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 23 No. 10, pp. 938-948. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710410566847

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