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Welcome to CEGBI

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.

Forthcoming Events

3 July 2023 Church Lane Building

SBS/CEGBI Summer Conference 2023

Responsible Business and Regenerative Society

Keynote speech: “Deeply Responsible Business. A Global History of Values-Driven Leaders”
Professor Geoffrey Jones, Harvard Business School

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.

Recent CEGBI Events

5 May 2023
2023 CEGBI PhD Workshop
5 December 2022
Business as Usual, Pandemic Response, and Policy Inaction: International Student Welfare in Australia Before, During and After COVID-19

9 September 2022
SBS/CEGBI Summer Conference
Image Library 1 (Dropbox)
Image Library 2 (Google Drive)

6 April 2022
YORK - NEOMA Workshop on FDI and Cities

16 March 2022
Donor country official development assistance in health R&D: exploring political rancour and medical disseminative capacity
Professor Chris Williams (UYMS)

16 March 2022
The Elephant-Donkey Divide: Ideology Based Faultlines and Strategic Renewal in Turnaround Situations
Professor Dimitrios Georgakakis (UYMS)

1 November 2021
Crises and Risk: The Limits of Insurability
Dr Niels Viggo-Hauter (SwissRe)

25 October 2021
Doing business in Argentina: uncertainty and economic crises. A historical approach
Dr Andrea Lluch, University of los Andes (Colombia) and CONICET (Argentina)



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