Professor Jonathan V Beaverstock

BA (Wales), PhD (Bristol)

  • BS8 1SD

1990 …2020

Research output per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

My research focuses on the globalization of the professions and professional service firms drawing on the theoretical lens' of economic geography, international management and organisation studies. Current research explores:

  • global talent mobilities in fintech and professional service firms;
  • the internationalization of global executive search and Chinese law firms;
  • fintech and financial services clustering in the City of London;
  • transnational professionals and the future of knowledge-intensive work, and;
  • sustainable business travel.

My research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust, and its impact has informed stakeholders like H.M. Treasury, The Corporation of London, Abu Dhabi’s Economic Development Council and FinTech West in the Bristol-Bath region. Currently, I'm Editor-in-Chief of Global Networks, on the Editorial Boards of Mobilities and Transnational Corporations (UNCTAD), and a member of the Economic and Social Research Council's Global Challenges Research Fund and Standard Grant peer review colleges.

I am available for PhD supervision on topics like, fintech, globalising professional service firms, professionalisation and professional work, City of London, global talent management, expatriation and sustainable business travel. 

Since joining Bristol in 2014, I've served as Interim Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management, Head of the Department and newly forming School of Management, and the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law's International Director (Associate Dean). Previous, I was Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham, and Professor and Head of the Department of Geography at Loughborough University. 

External positions

Visiting Research Professor, Ghent University

1 Sep 202031 Aug 2023

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Global Political Economy
  • Perspectives on Work
  • Urban Research Cluster

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Jonathan V Beaverstock is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.


Research Output

Common Threats and Managing Reputation in Executive Search Firms

Harvey, W. S., Beaverstock, J. V. & Li, H., 14 Oct 2019, In : British Journal of Management. 30, 4, p. 847-868 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

Open Access
  • 82 Downloads (Pure)

    Toward a construct of dynamic capabilities malfunction: Insights from failed Chinese entrepreneurs

    Zhang, H., Amankwah-Amoah, J. & Beaverstock, J., 1 May 2019, In : Journal of Business Research. 98, p. 415-429 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)
    132 Downloads (Pure)

    Comparing London and Frankfurt as world cities: A relational study of contemporary urban change

    Beaverstock, J., Hoyler, M., Pain, K. & Taylor, P., 2018, The Globalizing Cities Reader. Ren, X. & Keil, R. (eds.). Oxford: Routledge, p. 154-160 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


    Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

    Beaverstock, Jonathan V (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: Election to learned society


    The UK in a Changing Europe Workshop, The Political Economy of Brexit: Impact on Sectors, Regions and implications for Policy

    Yllka Hysaj (Speaker), Jonathan V Beaverstock (Participant) & Gregory Schwartz (Participant)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Ghent University

    Jonathan V Beaverstock (Visiting researcher)

    1 Sep 202031 Aug 2023

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Fintech: a good practice example of effective University business engagement

    Jonathan V Beaverstock (Advisor) & Ruth E Welters (Chair)

    17 Sep 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion