University of Hertfordshire

European Plantation Firms and Malaysia's New Economic Policy since 1970

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    Accepted author manuscript, 104 KB, PDF document

  • Susan Martin
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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEHA Congress 2006
Subtitle of host publicationForeign Companies & Economic Nationalism in the Developing World after World War II
Volumesession 94
Publication statusPublished - 2006


This paper focuses on the confrontation between foreign plantation firms and the
Malaysian state under the New Economic Policy since 1970. Using company archive
material from one firm, United Plantations, which successfully established a new modus vivendi, the paper compares this case with several others for which professional business histories are also now available, and for which outcomes were different.

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