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This article examines the corporate conduct of the British East India Company (1600–1874). The EIC was a state corporation that required the participation of private actors in England and British colonies. In India the EIC established a fi rm presence for the British Empire. British rule was profi table for the Crown but had pros and cons for the people of India. This article asks: Is a state corporation accountable for unethical and illegal profi t making in another country? Or can it be excused on the grounds that a company is a mere artifi cial personality and incapable of human behavior?

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