Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty First Century by Geoffrey JonesMultinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty First Century by Geoffrey Jones

Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty First Century

byGeoffrey Jones

Paperback | January 11, 2005

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This book provides an essential historical framework for understanding global business. The author shows how entrepreneurs built a global economy in the nineteenth century by creating firms that pursued resources and markets across borders. It demonstrates how firms shifted strategies as thefirst global economy disintegrated in the political and economic chaos between the two world wars, and how they have driven the creation of the contemporary global economy. Many of the issues of the global economy have been encountered in the past. This book reveals how entrepreneurs and managers met the political, ethical, cultural, and organizational challenges of operating across borders at different times and in different environments. The role of multinationals isplaced within their wider political and economic context. There are chapters on the impact of multinationals, and on relations with governments.The focus on the shifting roles of firms and industries over time provides compelling evidence on the diversity and discontinuities of the globalization process. The book explores the history of multinationals across a wide spectrum of manufacturing, service and natural resource industries. Byproviding an accessible survey of the history of international business worldwide, this book will be key reading for students taking courses in International Business, Business History, and Entrepreneurship; and of interest to academics and researchers working in these areas.
Joseph C. Wilson Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School. He previously taught at the universities of Cambridge and Reading, and at the London School of Economics, in the U.K. He is the author and editor of many books and articles on the history of international business, including British Multinational Banking 1...
Title:Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty First CenturyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.7 inPublished:January 11, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: Frameworks1. Concepts2. Multinationals and GlobalizationPart II: Exploiting Opportunities3. Natural Resources4. Manufacturing5. ServicesPart III: Building Organizations6. Crossing Borders7. Managing MultinationalsPart IV: External Environment8. Public PolicyPart V: Outcomes9. Multinationals and Home Economies10. Engines of Growth?11. ConclusionsAppendicesAppendix I. The world's top fifty non-financial multinationals, ranked by foreign assets, 2001Appendix 2. GlossaryAppendix 3. Time Line

Editorial Reviews

`At a time when the debate about globalization and multinationals has turned quite polemical, this compact volume on the multinational over the last two centuries provides a tour d'horizon that sheds light on an array of contemporary topics in international business(: the role of arbitragestrategies in international business, the diversity of organizational forms adapted to deal with the challenges of operating across borders, and the effects of deglobalization, to name just a few. If you study--or teach--international business but know only a limited amount about its history, youshould read this book.'Pankaj Ghemawat, Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School