School for Business and Society
The Centre for Evolution of Global Business and Institutions (CEGBI) aims to carry out groundbreaking research which will foster a better understanding of how business and institutions succeed in a global economy. Inaugurated in 2009, it has a high international and interdisciplinary 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,social enterprise, climate change, responsible business and society. A distinctive feature of the group's research is not only its focus but also its methods. The research draws on both qualitative (including archival and discourse) and quantitative methods and is informed by a range of theoretical perspectives and methodologies.
Keynote speech: “Deeply Responsible Business. A Global History of Values-Driven Leaders”
Professor Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School
Geoffrey Jones is the Isidor Strauss Professor of Business History at the Harvard Business School. He researches the history and impact of global business. His recent books include Beauty Imagined (Oxford University Press, 2010), Profits and Sustainability. A Global History of Green Entrepreneurship (Oxford University Press, 2017), and Deeply Responsible Business. A Global History of Values-Driven Leadership (Harvard University Press, 2023). He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Dr Fernando Fastoso
Professor Bob Doherty