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Business History around the World (Comparative Perspectives in Business History)

ISBN-13: 978-0521821070
ISBN-10: 052182107X
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"wide-ranging, indispensable book." - EH.NET, William H. Becker, George Washington University

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This book offers the first in-depth international survey of current research and debates in business history. Over the last two decades enormous advances have been made on the history of business enterprise and business systems. Historians are documenting and analyzing the evolution of a wide range of important companies, their patterns of innovation, production, and distribution, their financial affairs, their political activities, and their social impact. This volume provides a reference work which will be of immense value to historians, economists, management researchers and others concerned to access the latest insights on the evolution of business.


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Geoffrey Jones teaches the history of global business at the Harvard Business School, where he holds the Isidor Straus Professorship, established in 1927 as the first Chair in business history in the world. His most recent books include Beauty Imagined, a history of the globalization of the beauty industry, and Entrepreneurship and Multinationals, which examines the role of firms in the making of the modern world. He is now researching a new book on the history of green entrepreneurship to be called Profits and Sustainability. Born in Great Britain, he became a U.S. citizen in 2010. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts.

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