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Professor Jonathan V BeaverstockBA (Wales), PhD (Bristol)

Professor of International Management

Jonathan Beaverstock

Professor Jonathan V BeaverstockBA (Wales), PhD (Bristol)

Professor of International Management

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Research interests

As an interdisciplinary social scientist, Jonathan's research focuses on the globalization of the professions and professional services firms drawing on the theoretical lens' of economic geography, international management and organisation studies.  Empirically, studies have been drawn from accounting, advertising, cultural industries, executive search, legal services and private wealth management. Current research examines:

  • Global talent mobilities in FINTECH and globalizing professional service firms;
  • the professionalization and internationalization of retained global executive search, private wealth management and Chinese law firms;
  • transnational professionals and the future of knowledge-intensive work, and;
  • sustainable business travel mobilities

Jonathan is also a world-leading authority on global financial centres and has published extensively on the corporate networks and clustering of wholesale banks and professional service firms in the City of London.  

He has published widely in top ranked international journals (e.g. British Journal of ManagementEnvironment and Planning A, Global NetworksJournal of Economic Geography, Regional Studies) and his latest monograph examines, The Globalization of Executive Search (Routledge). Jonathan's 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. The impact of his research has informed the likes of H.M. Treasury, The Corporation of London and Abu Dhabi’s Economic Development Council.

Jonathan is the Editor-in-Chief of Global Networks, on the Editorial Board of Mobilities and a member of the U.K.'s Economic and Social Research Council's, Global Challenges Research Fund and Standard Grant peer review colleges.

Structured keywords and research groupings

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

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