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Multinationals and Global Capitalism – From the Nineteenth to the Twenty First Century - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Multinationals and Global Capitalism: From the Nineteenth to the Twenty First Century

Geoffrey Jones


This book explores the role of multinationals in the creation of the global economy in the last two centuries. It argues that multinationals should be viewed as one of the primary drivers of investment, trade, and knowledge flows across national borders, which are at the heart of the globalisation process. The book is divided into five parts. Part I provides a historical and theoretical context for understanding the role of multinationals in global capitalism. Part II shows how multinationals identified and exploited opportunities to create value. Part III shows how firms built organisations t ... More

Keywords: multinationals, globalisation, capitalism, global economy

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199272099
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199272093.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Jones, author
Professor of Business Administration, Department of Entrepreneurial Management, Harvard Business School
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