Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

@inproceedings{Jones2000MerchantsTM,
  title={Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries},
  author={Geoffrey Jones},
  year={2000}
}
Merchants to Multinationals examines the evolution of multinational trading companies from the eighteenth century to the present day. During the Industrial Revolution, British merchants established overseas branches which became major trade intermediaries and subsequently engaged in foreign direct investment. Complex multinational business groups emerged controlling large investments in natural resources, processing, and services in Asia, Latin America, and Africa. While theories of the firm… CONTINUE READING

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