This volume provides new insights to the history of international business. The international group of authors, drawn from the United States, Canada, Britain and Japan, address two main themes: How has global business developed over the last century? And what has been its impact on host economies? These original and wide-ranging essays, prefaced by an extensive editorial introduction, are required reading in courses on international business.

chapter |17 pages

The Making of Global Enterprise

ByGeoffrey Jones

chapter |33 pages

Comparative Hosts

ByMira Wilkins

chapter |20 pages

International Financial Capital Transfers: A Transaction Cost Framework

ByJean-François Hennart

chapter |18 pages

Britain’s Overseas Investments in 1914 Revisited

ByT.A.B. Corley

chapter |38 pages

Foreign Multinationals in British Manufacturing, 1850–1962

ByFrances Bostock, Geoffrey Jones

chapter |22 pages

After Henry: Continuity and Change in Ford Motor Company

ByAlan McKinlay, Ken Starkey