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Reasons for the Decline of the Dutch East India Company

Haiyang Zheng

Abstract


Through the analysis of the Dutch East India Company employees, operating costs, the disadvantages of monopoly business model itself, as well as strategies to cope with Asia-Europe trade transformation during the 18th century, this article explores the internal and external factors that lead to the company’s decline.


Keywords


Dutch East India Company; Operating Costs; Monopoly Operation; Trade Transformation; The Financial Crisis

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/mmf.v4i3.2505

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