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FORD, TISCO, FACEBOOK: THE COMPANY TOWNSHIP THEN AND NOW

By Prof. Aparajith Ramnath Facebook’s plans to build a 394-flat residential complex for its staff in California, and the ensuing discussions in the media, raise an interesting historical question. Why do companies set up townships? There are strategic reasons: the seventeenth-century walled cities of Fort St. George (Madras) and Fort William (Calcutta) were established by the East India Company as …Read more »

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