Author: Radhe Shyam Rungta
Publisher: CUP Archive
Release Date: 1970-02-02
This book traces the rise of modem businesses in India by looking at the growth of joint stock companies. Apart from discussing the growth of cotton mills, and the tea, jute, coal, iron and steel industries, insurance and other trading companies, it analyses developments in transport (railways, shipping, road), banking, and agriculture and their role in the industrial growth of the country. The development of the Bombay and the Calcutta stock exchanges and the growth of company law in India are examined. The book considers government policy on industrial development and discusses the problem of the labour supply for industry. The changes in the capital structure and financial policies of companies and the way they were managed is examined. In particular the book traces the origin of the managing agency system and assesses its contribution to India's industrial development.
Author: Maria Misra
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Release Date: 1999-04-29
This is a study of the political and economic activities of an important group of British businessmen in India between 1850 and 1960. Though denounced by Indian nationalists as the economic arm of the British Raj, the firms of these `Managing Agents' seemed unassailable before the First World War. However, during the inter-war period they rapidly lost their commanding position to both Indian and other foreign competitors. Dr Misra argues that the failure of these firms was, in part, the consequence of their particular (and ultimately self-defeating) attitudes towards business, politics, and race. She casts new light on British colonial society in India, and makes an important contribution to current debates on the nature of the British Empire and the causes of Britain's relative economic decline.
Author: Maria Fusaro
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2017-12-01
This study aims to provide new insights into the connections between maritime history and global history. It demonstrates the significance of maritime activity as a conduit of global exchange by examining local, national, and international interdependencies and trade networks, and a broad range of time periods, geographical areas, and various sub-divisions of maritime historical research. It is composed of ten essays, with an introductory chapter and concluding chapter. The first five essays discuss the effects globalisation on shipping in the early modern period; the following three discuss maritime transportation and the economics of industrialisation from the nineteenth century to the present day; the next discusses the impact of global entrepreneurialism on maritime history; the penultimate discusses the connections and variables between maritime and global history; and the concluding chapter examines the theoretical assumptions surrounding the two disciplines, using the globalisation of Early Modern Spain as a case study to do so. The study demonstrates that the core strength of maritime history is its essential place in global history, and that the process of globalisation began at sea.
Author: Vijay Singh
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2004-02-29
The Brahmaputra River represents nearly 30% of India's water resources potential and 41% of its total hydropower. No sustainable future for this underdeveloped region can occur without a plan combining social, political, economic, cultural, and legal considerations with scientific paradigms. This book pools the talent, knowledge and experience of a wide range of water resource professionals to provide an exhaustive study of the Brahmaputra River basin, present and future.