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Between monopoly and free trade : the English East India Company, 1600-1757 / Emily Erikson.

Author/creator Erikson, Emily author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Descriptionxiii, 252 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Series Princeton analytical sociology series
Princeton analytical sociology series. ^A1278825
Contents Introduction -- Merchant capitalism and the great transition -- The European trade with the East Indies -- Social networks and the East Indiaman -- Decentralization, corruption, and market structure -- The Eastern ports -- Eastern institutions and the English trade -- Conclusion.
Abstract The English East India Company was one of the most powerful and enduring organizations in history. Between Monopoly and Free Trade locates the source of that success in the innovative policy by which the Company's Court of Directors granted employees the right to pursue their own commercial interests while in the firm's employ. Exploring trade network dynamics, decision-making processes, and ports and organizational context, Emily Erikson demonstrates why the English East India Company was a dominant force in the expansion of trade between Europe and Asia.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 203-229) and index.
LCCN 2014933831

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