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Jones, Geoffrey 1952-

Overview
Works: 177 works in 826 publications in 4 languages and 14,129 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Other, Creator, Contributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Jones
Business history around the world( )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: 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. Each chapter is written by a prominent authority who provides an up-to-date assessment of the state and significance of research in their area. An opening section debates the identity and borders of the discipline, followed by wide-ranging surveys of the business history literature in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Japan and the Chinese-speaking world. The final section examines internationally comparative research on multinationals, family business and government relations
Beauty imagined : a history of the global beauty industry by Geoffrey Jones( )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The global beauty business permeates our lives, influencing how we perceive ourselves and what it is to be beautiful. The brands and firms which have shaped this industry, such as Avon, Coty, Estée Lauder, L'Oréal, and Shiseido, have imagined beauty for us. This book provides the first authoritative history of the global beauty industry from its emergence in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants grew. It shows how successive generations of entrepreneurs built brands which shaped perceptions of beauty, and the business organizations needed to market them. They democratized access to beauty products, once the privilege of elites, but they also defined the gender and ethnic borders of beauty, and its association with a handful of cities, notably Paris and later New York. The result was a homogenization of beauty ideals throughout the world. Today globalization is changing the beauty industry again; its impact can be seen in a range of competing strategies. Global brands have swept into China, Russia, and India, but at the same time, these brands are having to respond to a far greater diversity of cultures and lifestyles as new markets are opened up worldwide. In the twenty first century, beauty is again being re-imagined anew."--Publisher description
Renewing Unilever : transformation and tradition by Geoffrey Jones( )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book focuses on the evolution of the company over the last half century. Managing such a firm in the era of globalization posed enormous challenges. The book covers the company's strategies and provides compelling evidence of its decision-making, marketing, brand management, innovation, acquisition strategies, corporate culture, and human resource management." "The author has had full access to corporate archives and executives and provides us with a unique insight into the workings and strategies of one of the world's oldest and largest multinationals."--Jacket
Multinationals and global capitalism : from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

28 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book contributes to contemporary globalization debates by providing a survey of the growth and role of multinational enterprises in the world economy over the last two hundred years"--Provided by publisher
Merchants to multinationals : British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines the evolution of multinational trading companies from the eighteenth century to the present day." "While theories of the firm predict the demise over time of merchant firms, this book identifies the continued resilience of British trading companies despite the changing political and business environments of the twentieth century. Like Japanese trading companies, they 're-invented' themselves in successive generations. The competences of the trading companies resided in their information-gathering, relationship-building, human resource, and corporate governance systems. This book provides a new dimension to the literature on international business through the focus on multinational service firms and its evolutionary approach based on confidential business records."--Jacket
The Oxford handbook of business history( Book )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook shows that business history is a wide-ranging and dynamic area of study, producing compelling empirical data, which has sometimes confirmed and sometimes contested widely-held views in management and the social sciences
British multinational banking, 1830-1990 by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is a study of the emergence, growth, and performance of British multinational banks from their origins in the 1830s until the present day. British-owned banks played leading roles in the financial systems of much of Asia and the southern hemisphere during the nineteenth century and after. In the 1970s and 1980s they made large investments in California and elsewhere in the United States. They played major roles in the finance of international trade, in international diplomacy, in the birth of the Eurodollar market, and in the world debt crisis."--BOOK JACKET. "This is the first modern general history of these banks. It is based on a wide range of confidential banking archives in Britain, Australia, and Hong Kong, most of which were previously unavailable. Geoffrey Jones reveals, for the first time, details of the real profits and inner reserves of these banks, and uses these data in a unique analysis of their financial performance over more than a century. Professor Jones places this new empirical evidence in the context of modern theories of multinational enterprise and of competitive advantage. This is a lucidly written and fascinating study, which will be of importance not only to historians, but to anyone concerned with contemporary multinational banking."--BOOK JACKET
Multinationals--theory and history( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banks as multinationals by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comparative, international study looks at origins and business strategies of multinational banks. A distinguished team of bankers and academics from the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia survey the evolution of multinational banks over time and suggest a conceptual framework in which this development can be understood. In-depth analyses of the multinational banking strategies of selected countries and institutions lead from early nineteenth century on to late twentieth century developments and future trends in investment banking. The approach is interdisciplinary, with e
Profits and sustainability : a history of green entrepreneurship by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today we imagine green business to be a new thing. This book shows that it is not, and that there were green entrepreneurs who had huge concerns about environmental sustainability, and built businesses that they hoped could address these issues, including Whole Foods Market, Aveda, and The Body Shop, among others
British business in Asia since 1860( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign multinationals in the United States : management and performance by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, leading business scholars from the United States, Europe and Japan examine the experiences of a range of firms in the US. They survey British, Canadian, French, German, Spanish and Japanese firms, and span a range of sectors including automobiles, banking, electricals and steel
The evolution of international business : an introduction by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adding value : brands and marketing in food and drink by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international group of scholars, drawn from the United States, Europe and Australia and from a number of academic disciplines, explores the history of marketing in the food and drink industries, focusing on the meaning of brands, the ways in which they add value and the surrounding business strategies
The history of the British Bank of the Middle East by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rise of multinationals in continental Europe( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important new book examines the growth of continental European multinationals over the last 100 years. It includes new material on the evolution of multinational firms owned in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and other countries. The contributors are all leading European economists and business historians, and their essays provide much new information previously unavailable in English. The Rise of Multinationals in Continental Europe provides a much-needed European dimension to the literature on the multinational enterprise, which has hitherto been focused on the Anglo-Saxon experience. Continental European firms were dynamic pioneers of multinational enterprise. Before 1914, Germany was probably the home of the majority of the world's multinationals. German and other European multinationals often grew and organized in quite different ways from their American equivalents. This innovative book will be used widely in courses on international business, comparative management and business history
Planning and power in Iran : Ebtehaj and economic development under the Shah by Frances Bostock( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the career of Abol Hassan Ebtehaj
The Rise and fall of mass marketing( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Without marketing there is no business. This is the simple axiom which lies at the heart of this book. The Rise and Fall of Mass Marketing offers new insights into the changes in interpretation of marketing and the evolution of marketing strategies during the twentieth century. The focus is on the development of mass marketing in the United States and the way in which more flexible and adaptable forms of marketing have increasingly been taking over in the late twentieth century. The chapter by Ken'ichi Yasumuro on Japan offers new insights on how advanced Japanese companies from the 1970s developed flexible and highly successful manufacturing and related marketing systems. Other chapters provide detailed analysis of the marketing of a range of products, including motor cars, washing machines, food retailing, Scotch whisky, computers, financial services and wheat. The essays in this book range over the twentieth century up to the present day. The approach is innovative and offers new ways of thinking about the study of marketing. The chapter by Mark Casson, for example, explores the economic theory of marketing, a subject which is only just beginning to receive attention. This highly international volume draws contributors from the United States, Europe and Japan, and from a variety of academic disciplines, including marketing, economics and business history. It will be of particular interest to students of marketing, management and business history
The state and the emergence of the British oil industry by Geoffrey Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British multinationals : origins, management, and performance( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Business history around the world
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Beauty imagined : a history of the global beauty industryRenewing Unilever : transformation and traditionMultinationals and global capitalism : from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuryMerchants to multinationals : British trading companies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuriesThe Oxford handbook of business historyBritish multinational banking, 1830-1990British business in Asia since 1860Foreign multinationals in the United States : management and performance
Alternative Names
Geoffrey Jones (academic) Amerikaans historicus

Geoffrey Jones historiador estadounidense

Geoffrey Jones historiador estauxunidense

Jones, G. G.

Jones, G. G. 1952-

Jones, Geferri

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Jones, Geoffrey Gareth

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ジョーンズ, ジェフリー

ジョーンズ, ジェフリー 1952-

Languages
English (360)

Japanese (9)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (1)