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Beyond Business

Globalisation: the first global business war

In this edition we're looking at the birth of globalisation. It's a story that starts as early as the 15th century, at a time when European explorers fanned out across the world. The search for resources and wealth was key to their efforts, and the ambitions to strike it rich pushed explorers to reach even further, fuelling rivalries along the way. We tell you about the world's first multinational, the Dutch East India Company.

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Report by Ali Laïdi, Juliette Ihler-Meyer, Jonathan Walsh, Claire Debuyser and J. Boudet. 

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