chapter  3
A Family Multinational’s Quest for Unity: Siemens’s Early Business in India, 1847–1914
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Multinational companies face the issues of bridging space and time and of controlling agents at great distance. Problems of communication make this task challenging even today, yet during the first rise of globalization in the decades before World War I, these issues were particularly pressing as the available technology made communication slow, and, thus, control difficult.