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A Tale of Two Boards-Some Early Management Problems of Assam Company Limited, 1839-1864

Some Early Management Problems of Assam Company Limited, 1839-1864 Kalyan K Sircar In discussions of early nineteenth century British private investment in North-East India, much has been said about the scarcity of labour in Assam and the problem of recruitment elsewhere. The early transport difficulties and the absence of any business sense among the indigenous Assamese are other impediments usually mentioned to account for the decades of lean time for British investment. In the midst of such formidable odds the heroic role of the modern entrepreneur is then stressed and homage is paid to the men whose energy and enterprise not only brought success to the business enterprise, but also brought the isolated and undeveloped tropical land into the world of exchange and thus stimulated production and raised the standard of living of the inhabitants.

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