Entrepreneurship and Multinationals

Global Business and the Making of the Modern World

Geoffrey Jones, Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, Harvard Business School, US

This fascinating volume explores the roles played by entrepreneurship and multinational enterprises in the development of the modern world. Geoffrey Jones demonstrates how multinational corporations have driven globalization through the transfer of innovation and cultural values.

‘Few scholars have contributed to the field of business history as has Geoffrey Jones. His book Entrepreneurship and Multinationals brings in new findings resulting from research he has conducted during the last two decades in partnership with other scholars. . . .this book speaks to different audiences of scholars interested in globalization, particularly because of its theoretical debates in conjunction with case studies. Its organization makes it accessible to students of various levels, especially in courses on the history of globalization or international business.’
– Marcelo Bucheli, Business History Review

‘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 This book contains a selection of his unpublished and published articles. Of special interest is his updated previously unpublished 2006 talk that explores how firms and entrepreneurs fit into the scholarly debates on the Great Divergence between the West and the Rest.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

2013 240 pp Hardback 978 1 78195 194 1 £86.00 £77.40 $128.00 $115.20

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