Eight leading business historians examine the role of British business in Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Russian Asia, and Japan. The primary focus is on the impact of British commerce in the region, and the essays, based on research in British business archives and government papers, discuss the activities and performance of British companies.
"In short, this is a volume which contains a variety of interesting contributions to business history, economic history and the study of imperialism. The common feature is a high standard of scholarship, drawing upon Asian as well as British sources." G. C. Peden, Albion