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Welcome to CEGBI

The Centre for Evolution of Global Business and Institutions (CEGBI) inaugurated in 2009, has a high international and multidisciplinary profile.  It is composed of scholars based locally at The University of York and from a number of universities in the UK, continental Europe and the rest of the world. The main topics of research are international business history, global marketing and governance, entrepreneurship and social enterprise. A distinctive feature of the group's research is not only its focus but also its methods. The research draws on qualitative (including archival and discourse) and quantitative methods and is informed by a range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies.

Teresa Da Silva Lopes

Upcoming events


CEGBI Cross-Cultural Consumer Behaviour and Globalisation Workshop

How do different consumers respond in a globalised world?


Trade, Marks, and the Medici

The Medici and the beginnings of global branding


Unintended consequences: organisational change and managerial capability

How industry structure impacts on managers' ability to acquire the knowledge to use resources most effectively

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Previous Events

Simon Gilson-Fox

CEGBI Master Class by Simon Gilson-Fox, Director Global Product Management, American Express
Challenges in Global Product Management

Sarah Pepworth

CEGBI Master Class Guest Lecture by Sarah Pepworth, Head of Marketing, Plusnet
Plusnet - A challenger brand in a highly competitive market

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CEGBI Master Class Guest Lecture by Jessie Tung, Global CRM Manager, Lego
360 Degree Customer-Relationship-Management

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CEGBI Master Class Guest Lecture by Professor Eunjo KoYonsei University, Korea
Luxury Marketing Trends in Asia

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Chief Operating Office, Travelodge
Evolution of the Voice of the Customer
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CEGBI/CSWL Summer Conference 2015
CEGBI/CSWL Summer Conference 2015

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Journal of Business Ethics

Navigating board level tensions in social enterprises

  • Professor Bob Doherty (CEGBI) has co-authored a new study which has featured in the Australian Institute
    of Company Directors report.
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CEGBI Master Class Guest Lecture by Lord Rose
Responsible and Sustainable Business: best practice and the future

Lisa May, Senior Marketing Manager at Nestle

CEGBI Master Class Guest Lecture by Lisa May,

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CEGBI Guest Lecture by Dan Wadhwani,
University of the Pacific (California)
Uses of History in the Entrepreneurial Process


CEGBI Guest Lecture by Professor Per Hansen,
Centre for Business History, Copenhagen Business School

From Finance Capitalism to Financialization: A Cultural and Narrative Perspective on 150 Years of Financial History

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