Entrepreneurship and Multinationals

Entrepreneurship and Multinationals

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Harvard Business School Professor Geoffrey Jones has long been a student of the history of multinational enterprise. He has taken a leadership role in the field. This volume reflects the extraordinary breadth of his historical research, spanning continents and industries. His focus is on the firm as an actor on the stage of the history of globalization. This book contains a selection of his unpublished and published articles. Of special interest is his updated previously unpublished 2006 talk that explores how firms and entrepreneurs fit into the scholarly debates on the Great Divergence between the West and the Rest. This is a splendid collection. Mira Wilkins, Florida International University, US This fascinating volume explores the roles played by entrepreneurship and multinational enterprises in the development of the modern global world. Through a combination of new and previously published essays charting business developments from the nineteenth century onward, the author demonstrates how multinational corporations have driven globalization through the transfer of innovation and cultural values. The selected essays cover a range of topics, including studies of global industries and major corporations including Beiersdorf and Unilever. Additional chapters explore economic and corporate development in specific countries, such as India, Iran and Turkey. Merging rich historical evidence with discussion of the current state of global business, this book reveals how examining entrepreneurial activity and multinational strategies deepen explanations of global patterns of wealth and poverty. It offers compelling new perspectives on current debates about globalization from one of the most prominent scholars in the field of business history. This volume will appeal to students and professors of economics, entrepreneurship, international business and history as well as anyone with an interest in understanding the past, present and future of globalization.Chapter 6 is a revised version of an essay originally published in Waseda Universitya#39;s Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, number 39, in 1997. Chapter 7 is a revised version of an article co-authored with Christina Lubinski and originally published in Enterprise aamp; Society, volume 13, in 2012. ... I have been employed at the Harvard Business School since 2000, and the faculty and MBA students have beenanbsp;...

Title:Entrepreneurship and Multinationals
Author:Geoffrey Jones
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2013


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