Empires of Profit

Empires of Profit : Commerce, Conquest and Corporate Responsibility

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Empires of Profit tells a series of dramatic stories to illustrate the greed, benevolence, and ignorance of western business in the developing world. The stories - which are at times a shocking reminder of the origins of the present-day anti-capitalist movement - illustrate the extremely delicate and volatile nature of western involvement in the developing world. The message that emerges is clear: unless the lessons of the past are heeded - and corporate social responsibility taken seriously - the current wave of investment will be far less secure than most corporations believe.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 30mm | 580.61g
  • Cengage Learning, Inc
  • Texere Publishing
  • Florence, United States
  • English
  • 1587991926
  • 9781587991929
  • 2,504,650

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Empires of Profit addresses one of the major questions of our time: whether multinational corporations have too much power, and the ends to which that power is put. Daniel Litvin's vivid stories of corporate empire, past and present, show us the trend lines that are defining the future. This is the right book at the right time.
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Table of contents

Introduction 1.The Corruption of the Moguls: the English East India Company 2.A Warlike Tribe: Cecil Rhodes and the British South Africa company 3.Violent Acquisitions: the South Manchurian Railway Company 4.Jungle Culture: the United Fruit Company 5.Post-imperial Managers: Belgian Strongmen and Italian Charmers 6.Clash of the Titans; Aramco and Saudi Arabia 7.The Contortions of Corporate Responsibility: Nike and its Third-World Factories 8.Trappings of Power: Royal Dutch/Shell and Nigeria 9.The Cultural Revolution: Rupert Murdoch in china and India Epilogue
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