Professor Jonathan Beaverstock

Professor Jonathan Beaverstock

Professor Jonathan Beaverstock
Professor of International Management and Head of the Department of Management

3E5,
The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
BS8 1TU
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Department of Management

Personal profile

Jonathan Beaverstock BA (Wales) PhD (Bristol) is Professor of International Management and Head of the Department of Management. Since joining the University of Bristol, he has been Interim Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management, and Associate Dean International in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.

Previously, Jonathan was Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Nottingham, and Professor and Head of the Department of Geography at Loughborough University, where he also held the roles of lecturer, senior lecturer and Reader. Following his PhD, he was a Research Associate in the School of Advanced Urban Studies and Department of Geography at the University of Bristol.

Jonathan has held Visiting Professorships at the National University of Singapore, the University of Ghent, the University of Western Sydney and the University of Otago. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce.

Research

As an interdisciplinary social scientist, Jonathan's current research focuses on:

  • BREXIT and the competitiveness of the City of London;
  • the global mobility of talent (expatriation, assignments and business travel);
  • the internationalization of executive search firms; and,
  • private wealth management and super-rich capitalism

He has published widely in leading social sciences journals (e.g. British Journal of ManagementEnvironment and Planning A, Journal of Economic Geography) and his latest monograph examines, The Globalization of Executive Search (Routledge). Jonathan's research has been funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Nuffield Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust. The impact of his research has informed the likes of H.M. Treasury, The Corporation of London and Abu Dhabi’s Economic Development Council.

Jonathan is Assistant Editor of Global Networks, on the Editorial Board of Mobilities and a member of the ESRC's Global Challenges Research Fund peer review college.

Teaching

 

 




Latest publications

  1. Cook, G, Johns, J, McDonald, F, Beaverstock, J & Pandit, N, 2018, ‘The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business’. Routledge
  2. Cook, G, Johns, J, McDonald, F, Beaverstock, J & Pandit, N, 2018, ‘Introduction to the Companion’. in: Gary Cook, Jennifer Johns, Frank McDonald, Jonathan Beaverstock, Naresh Pandit (eds) The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business. Routledge, pp. 1-24
  3. Beaverstock, J & Harvey, W, 2018, ‘The internationalisation and localisation of professional services: The case of executive search firms in Australia’. in: Gary Cook, Jennifer Johns, Frank McDonald, Jonathan Beaverstock, Naresh Pandit (eds) The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business. Routledge, London, pp. 564-578
  4. Beaverstock, J, Hoyler, M, Pain, K & Taylor, P, 2018, ‘Comparing London and Frankfurt as world cities: A relational study of contemporary urban change’. in: Xuefei Ren, Roger Keil (eds) The Globalizing Cities Reader. Routledge, Oxford, pp. 154-160
  5. Pandit, N, Cook, G, Beaverstock, J, Wan, F & Ghauri, P, 2018, ‘The economies and diseconomies of industrial clustering: multinational enterprises versus uninational enterprises’. Management International Review.
  6. Zhang, H, Amankwah-Amoah, J & Beaverstock, J, 2018, ‘Toward a construct of dynamic capabilities malfunction: insights from Chinese serial entrepreneurs’. Journal of Business Research.
  7. Pandit, N, Cook, G & Beaverstock, J, 2017, ‘Economies and diseconomies of clusters: Financial services in the City of London’. in: Fiorenza Belussi, Jose Luis Hervas-Oliver (eds) Unfolding Cluster Evolution. Routledge, Oxford and New York, pp. 23
  8. Harvey, W & Beaverstock, J, 2017, ‘Diverging experiences of work and social networks abroad: Highly-skilled British migrants in Singapore, Vancouver and Boston’. in: Micheline Van Riemsdijk, Qingfang Wang (eds) Rethinking International Skilled Migration: A Place-Based and Spatial Perspective. Routledge, pp. 268-292
  9. Storme, T, Faulconbridge, J, Beaverstock, JV, Derudder, B & Witlox, F, 2017, ‘Mobility and Professional Networks in Academia: An Exploration of the Obligations of Presence’. Mobilities, vol 12., pp. 405-424
  10. Beaverstock, J, 2017, ‘The spatial mobility of corporate knowledge: Expatriation, global talent and the world city’. in: Heike Jons, Peter Meusburger, Michael Heffernan (eds) Mobilities of Knowledge. Springer Verlag, pp. 227-246
  11. Beaverstock, J, 2017, ‘The city of global flows’. in: John Rennie Short (eds) A research agenda for cities. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 26-37
  12. Beaverstock, J & Hall, S, 2016, ‘Super-rich capitalism: Managing and preserving private wealth management in the offshore world’. in: Iain Hay, Jonathan Beaverstock (eds) Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 401-421
  13. Hay, I & Beaverstock, J, 2016, ‘Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich’. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham
  14. Beaverstock, J & Hay, I, 2016, ‘They've never had it so good: Global wealth and the super-rich’. in: Iain Hay, Jonathan Beaverstock (eds) Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 1-17
  15. Beaverstock, J, Hall, S & Faulconbridge, J, 2016, ‘Corporate spatial organization and producer services’. in: Peter Daniels (eds) International Encyclopedia of Geography. Wiley, Chichester
  16. Beaverstock, J, 2016, ‘Skilled international migration’. in: Peter Daniels (eds) International Encyclopedia of Geography. Wiley, Chichester
  17. Faulconbridge, J, Hall, S & Beaverstock, J, 2015, ‘Executive Search Agencies’. in: D Needle, D Guest (eds) Wiley Encyclopedia of Management. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, pp. 1-4
  18. Pandit, N, Cook, G, Beaverstock, JV & Ghauri, P, 2015, ‘Cluster Benefits and Costs: Does Industry or Multinationality Matter?’.
  19. Watson, A & Beaverstock, JV, 2014, ‘World city network research at a theoretical impasse: On the need to re-establish qualitative approaches to understanding agency in world city networks ’. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, vol 105., pp. 412-426
  20. Beaverstock, JV, 2014, ‘Sustaining the City of London's global labour market: The role of highly-skilled immigration in banking, financial and professional services’. in: Ben Kochan (eds) Migration and London's growth. London School of Economics, London, pp. 77-94
  21. Beaverstock, JV, 2014, ‘Highly-skilled international migration and the attractiveness of world cities’.
  22. Beaverstock, JV, Hall, S & Wainwright, T, 2013, ‘Servicing the Super-Rich: New Financial Elites and the Rise of the Private Wealth Management Retail Ecology’. Regional Studies, vol 47., pp. 834-849
  23. Beaverstock, JV & Budd, L, 2013, ‘International business travel in a digital world economy’. Research in Transportation Business and Management, vol 9., pp. 1-4
  24. Beaverstock, J & Faulconbridge, J, 2013, ‘The business of global cities’. in: Jonathan Beaverstock, James Faulconbridge (eds) Global cities: The business of global cities. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 1-10
  25. Faulconbridge, J, Hall, S & Beaverstock, J, 2013, ‘New insights into the internationalization of producer services: Organizational strategies and spatial economies for global headhunting firms’. in: J Beaverstock, J Faulconbridge (eds) The Business of Global Cities. Routledge, pp. 422-353
  26. Beaverstock, J & Faulconbridge, J, 2013, ‘Global cities: The business of global cities’. Routledge, Abingdon
  27. Beaverstock, J & Faulconbridge, J, 2013, ‘Wealth segmentation and the mobilities of the super-rich: A conceptual framework’. in: Thomas Birtchnell, Javier Caletrio (eds) Elite Mobilities. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 40-61
  28. Beaverstock, J, 2013, ‘Servicing British expatriate talent in Singapore: Exploring ordinary transnationalism and the role of the expatriate club’. in: B Yeoh, S Huang (eds) The cultural politics of talent migration in East Asia. Routledge, pp. 10-26
  29. Beaverstock, J & Wu, B, 2013, ‘Globalization, mobility and the working conditions of contract Chinese seafarers’. in: Bin Wu, Shujie Yao, Jian Chen (eds) China's development and harmonisation: Towards a balanced with nature, society and international community. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 41-59
  30. Beaverstock, J, 2013, ‘Rethinking skilled international labour migration: World cities and banking organizations’. in: J Beaverstock, J Faulconbridge (eds) The business of global cities. Routledge, London, pp. 232-338
  31. Storme, T, Beaverstock, JV, Derudder, B, Faulconbridge, J & Witlox, F, 2013, ‘How to cope with mobility expectations in academia: Individual travel strategies of tenured academics at Ghent University, Flanders’. Research in Transportation Business and Management, vol 9., pp. 12-20
  32. Beaverstock, J, Hall, S & Wainwright, T, 2013, ‘Overseeing the fortunes of the global super-rich: The nature of private wealth management in London's financial district’. in: Iain Hay (eds) Geographies of the super-rich. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 43-60
  33. Beaverstock, JV & Hall, S, 2012, ‘Competing for talent: global mobility, immigration and the City of London's labour market’. Cambridge Journal of Regions Economy and Society, vol 5., pp. 271-287
  34. Beaverstock, J, Faulconbridge, J & Hall, S, 2012, ‘Executive search’. in: George Ritzer (eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization. Blackwell, pp. 615-621
  35. Beaverstock, J, 2012, ‘Highly-skilled international labour migration and world cities: Expatriates, executives and entrepreneurs’. in: Ben Derudder, Michael Hoyler, Peter Taylor, Frank Witlox (eds) International handbook on globalization and world cities. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 240-250
  36. Beaverstock, J, 2012, ‘The privileged world city: Private banking, wealth management and the bespoke servicing of the global super-rich’. in: Ben Derudder, Frank Witlox, Michael Hoyler, Peter Taylor (eds) International Handbook on globalization and world cities. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 378-389
  37. Beaverstock, JV, 2012, ‘The Global Stock Market. Issuers, Investors, and Intermediaries in an Uneven World’. Regional Studies, vol 46., pp. 1419-1420
  38. Beaverstock, JV, 2011, ‘Servicing British Expatriate 'Talent' in Singapore: Exploring Ordinary Transnationalism and the Role of the 'Expatriate' Club’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 37., pp. 709-728
  39. Beaverstock, J, Smith, R & Taylor, P, 2011, ‘World city network: A new metageography?’. in: R LeGates, F Stout (eds) The City Reader. Routledge, pp. 563-571
  40. Faulconbridge, J, Beaverstock, JV, Taylor, P & Nativel, C, 2011, ‘The Globalization of Advertising: Agencies, Cities and Spaces of Creativity’. Routledge
  41. Muzio, D, Hodgson, D, Faulconbridge, J, Beaverstock, J & Hall, S, 2011, ‘Towards corporate professionalization: The case of project management, management consultancy and executive search’. Current sociology, vol 59., pp. 443-464
  42. Beaverstock, J, Faulconbridge, J & Hoyler, M, 2011, ‘Globalization and the city’. in: Andrew Leyshon, Roger Lee, Linda McDowell, Peter Sunley (eds) The Sage handbook of Economic Geography. SAGE Publications Ltd, London, pp. 189-201
  43. Derudder, B, Beaverstock, JV, Faulconbridge, JR, Storme, T & Witlox, F, 2011, ‘You are the way you fly: on the association between business travel and business class travel’. Journal of Transport Geography, vol 19., pp. 997-1000
  44. Beaverstock, JV, 2011, ‘German cities in the world city network’. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, vol 69., pp. 213-217
  45. Cook, GAS, Pandit, NR & Beaverstock, JV, 2011, ‘Cultural and economic complementarities of spatial agglomeration in the British television broadcasting industry: some explorations’. Environment and Planning A, vol 43., pp. 2918-2933
  46. Beaverstock, J, 2010, ‘Immigration and the UK labour market in financial services: A commentary’. in: Bridget Andersen, Martin Ruhs (eds) Who needs migrant labour?: Shortages, immigration and public policy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 290-294
  47. Beaverstock, JV, Faulconbridge, JR & Hall, SJE, 2010, ‘Professionalization, legitimization and the creation of executive search markets in Europe’. Journal of Economic Geography, vol 10., pp. 825-843
  48. Beaverstock, J, 2010, ‘Peter Dicken’. in: Philip Hubbard, Robert Kitchen, Gill Valentine (eds) Key Thinkers on Space and Place. SAGE Publications Ltd, London, pp. 108-112
  49. Beaverstock, J, Hall, S & Wainwright, T, 2010, ‘Scoping the private wealth management of the high net worth and mass affluent markets in the United Kingdom's financial services industry’. Financial Services Research Forum
  50. Beaverstock, J, Derudder, B, Faulconbridge, J & Witlox, F, 2010, ‘International business travel in the global economy’. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Farnham
  51. Beaverstock, J, Derudder, B, Faulconbridge, J & Witlox, F, 2010, ‘International business travel and the global economy: Setting the context’. in: Jonathan Beaverstock, Ben Derudder, James Faulconbridge, Frank Witlox (eds) International Business Travel in the Global Economy. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., pp. 1-10
  52. Beaverstock, J & Faulconbridge, J, 2010, ‘Official geographies of international business travel: Trends, patterns and limitations’. in: Jonathan Beaverstock, Ben Derudder, James Faulconbridge, Frank Witlox (eds) International business travel in the global economy. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., pp. 57-84
  53. Hall, S, Beaverstock, J & Wainwright, T, 2010, ‘The wholesale-retail financial interface: Identifying linkages, opportunities and threats for the UK financial sector’. Financial Services Research Forum
  54. Faulconbridge, JR, Beaverstock, JV, Derudder, B & Witlox, F, 2009, ‘CORPORATE ECOLOGIES OF BUSINESS TRAVEL IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICE FIRMS WORKING TOWARDS A RESEARCH AGENDA’. European Urban and Regional Studies, vol 16., pp. 295-308
  55. Faulconbridge, JR, Beaverstock, JV, Hall, S & Hewitson, A, 2009, ‘The 'war for talent': The gatekeeper role of executive search firms in elite labour markets’. Geoforum, vol 40., pp. 800-808
  56. Beaverstock, JV, Derudder, B, Faulconbridge, JR & Witlox, F, 2009, ‘INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAVEL: SOME EXPLORATIONS’. Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, vol 91B., pp. 193-202
  57. Faulconbridge, J & Beaverstock, J, 2009, ‘Globalization’. in: Nicholas Clifford, Sarah Holloway, Stephen Rice, Gill Valentine (eds) Key concepts in geography. SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 331-343
  58. Beaverstock, J, 2009, ‘Peter Dicken’. in: Nigel Thrift, Robert Kitchen (eds) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 162-163
  59. Hall, S, Beaverstock, JV, Faulconbridge, JR & Hewitson, A, 2009, ‘Exploring cultural economies of internationalization: the role of 'iconic individuals' and 'brand leaders' in the globalization of headhunting’. Global Networks, vol 9., pp. 399-419
  60. Derudder, B, Witlox, F, Faulconbridge, J & Beaverstock, JV, 2008, ‘Airline networks and urban systems’. GeoJournal, vol 71., pp. 1-3
  61. Faulconbridge, J & Beaverstock, J, 2008, ‘Geographies of business travel in the professional service economy’. in: Donald Hislop (eds) Mobility and technology in the workplace. Routledge, pp. 87-102
  62. Faulconbridge, JR, Hall, SJE & Beaverstock, JV, 2008, ‘New insights into the internationalization of producer services: organizational strategies and spatial economies for global headhunting firms’. Environment and Planning A, vol 40., pp. 210-234
  63. Beaverstock, J, 2008, ‘Global shift: Industrial change in a turbulent world’. in: Philip Hubbard, Robert Kitchen, Gill Valentine (eds) Key texts in human geography: A primer. SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 117-124
  64. Beaverstock, JV, Muzio, D, Faulconbridge, J & Taylor, P, 2008, ‘Global law firms: Globalization and organizational spaces of cross-border legal work’. Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business, vol 28., pp. 455-488
  65. Derudder, B, Witlox, F, Faulconbridge, J & Beaverstock, JV, 2008, ‘Airline data for global city network research: Reviewing and refining existing approaches’. GeoJournal., pp. 5-18
  66. Pandit, N, Cook, G, Beaverstock, JV & Ghauri, P, 2008, ‘An empirical study of service sector clustering and multinational enterprises’. Journal of Services Research, vol 7., pp. 23-39
  67. Beaverstock, J, 2007, ‘World city networks from below: International mobility and inter-city relations in the global investment banking industry’. in: Peter Taylor, Ben Derudder, Peter Saey, Frank Witlox (eds) Cities in globalization: Practices, policies, theories. Routledge, pp. 52-71
  68. Daniels, P, Leyshon, A, Bradshaw, M & Beaverstock, J, 2007, ‘Geographies of the new economy: Critical reflections’. Routledge, London
  69. Beaverstock, J, Smith, R & Taylor, P, 2007, ‘World city network: A new metageography?’. in: W Moseley, D Lanegran, K Pandit (eds) The Introductory Reader in Human Geography: Contemporary debates and classics. Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 278-289
  70. Cook, GAS, Pandit, NR, Beaverstock, JV, Taylor, PJ & Pain, K, 2007, ‘The role of location in knowledge creation and diffusion: evidence of centripetal and centrifugal forces in the City of London financial services agglomeration’. Environment and Planning A, vol 39., pp. 1325-1345
  71. Wojcik, D, Sidaway, JD & Beaverstock, JV, 2007, ‘European financial geographies’. Growth and change, vol 38., pp. 167-173
  72. Rossi, EC, Beaverstock, JV & Taylor, PJ, 2007, ‘Transaction links through cities: 'decision cities' and 'service cities' in outsourcing by leading Brazilian firms’. Geoforum, vol 38., pp. 628-642
  73. Faulconbridge, J, Engelen, E, Hoyler, M & Beaverstock, J, 2007, ‘Analysing the changing landscape of European financial centres: The role of financial products and the case of Amsterdam’. Growth and change, vol 38., pp. 279-303
  74. Beaverstock, J, 2007, ‘Transnational work: Global professional labour markets in professional service accounting firms’. in: John Bryson, Peter Daniels (eds) The handbook of service industries. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 409-431
  75. Leyshon, A, Bradshaw, M, Daniels, P & Beaverstock, J, 2006, ‘Geographies of the new economy: An introduction’. in: Peter Daniels, Andrew Leyshon, Mike Bradshaw, Jonathan Beaverstock (eds) Geographies of the new economy: Critical reflections. Routledge, pp. 1-14
  76. Beaverstock, JV, 2006, ‘Globalization and its outcomes.’. Economic Geography, vol 82., pp. 455-456
  77. Beaverstock, J, 2006, ‘Connecting world cities: Organisational labour mobility in transnational banking’. in: A Koekoek, J van der Hammen, T Velema, M Verbeet (eds) Cities and globalization: Exploring new connections. Nederlands Geografische Studies 339, Utrecht, pp. 34-53
  78. Beaverstock, J, Hoyler, M, Pain, K & Taylor, P, 2006, ‘In London's long shadow: Frankfurt in the European space of flows’. in: Mark Amen, Kevin Archer, N Mark Bosman (eds) Relocating global cities: From the center to the margins. Rowman & Littlefield, New York, pp. 23-27
  79. Beaverstock, J, Hall, S & Faulconbridge, J, 2006, ‘The internationalization of the contemporary European headhunting industry’. in: James Harrington, Peter Daniels (eds) Knowledge based services: Internationalization and regional development. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., pp. 125-152
  80. Beaverstock, J, Smith, R & Taylor, P, 2005, ‘World city network: A new metageography?’. in: N Brenner, R Keil (eds) The Global Cities Reader. Routledge, pp. 96-103
  81. Beaverstock, J, Smith, R & Taylor, P, 2005, ‘World city network: A metageography?’. in: N Fyfe, J Kenny (eds) The urban geography reader. Routledge, pp. 63-73
  82. Beaverstock, JV, Hoyler, M, Pain, K & Taylor, P, 2005, ‘Demystifying the Euro in European financial centre relations: London and Frankfurt, 2000-2001’. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol 13., pp. 143-157
  83. Beaverstock, J, 2005, ‘Transnational elites in the city: British highly-skilled inter-company transferees in New York City's financial district’. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, vol 31., pp. 245-268
  84. Beaverstock, JV, 2005, ‘Global cities’. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol 13., pp. 141-143
  85. Beaverstock, J, 2004, ‘Peter Dicken’. in: Philip Hubbard, Robert Kitchen, Gill Valentine (eds) Key Thinkers on Space and Place. SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 108-112
  86. Beaverstock, J, 2004, ‘'Managing across borders': knowledge management and expatriation in professional service legal firms’. Journal of Economic Geography, vol 4., pp. 157-179
  87. Beaverstock, JV, 2004, ‘Transnationale managerelites in het wereldstedennetwork’. Tijdschrift voor Sociaal-Riumtelijke Vraagstukken, vol 20., pp. 12-15
  88. Beaverstock, J, Hubbard, P & Short, JR, 2004, ‘Getting away with it? Exposing the geographies of the super-rich’. Geoforum, vol 35., pp. 401-407
  89. Beaverstock, J, Smith, R & Taylor, PJ, 2003, ‘The global capacity of a world city: A relational study of London ’. in: E Kofman, K Youngs (eds) Globalization: Theory and Practice. Continuum, London, pp. 223-236
  90. Beaverstock, J, 2003, ‘The Castells reader on cities and social theory.’. International journal of urban and regional research, vol 27., pp. 477-478
  91. Beaverstock, J, 2003, ‘The city builders: Property development in New York and London, 1980-2000’. Urban Affairs Review, vol 38., pp. 603-605
  92. Taylor, P, Beaverstock, J, Cook, G, Pandit, N & Pain, K, 2003, ‘Financial clustering and its significance for London’. City of London Corporation
  93. Beaverstock, J, Taylor, P & Smith, R, 2002, ‘Firms and their global service networks’. in: Saskia Sassen (eds) Global Networks: Linked Cities. Routledge, pp. 93-116
  94. Beaverstock, J, 2002, ‘Transnational elites in global cities: British expatriates in Singapore's financial district’. Geoforum, vol 33., pp. 525-538
  95. Beaverstock, J, 2002, ‘Splintering urbanism: Networked infrastructures, technological mobilities and the urban condition’. Regional Studies, vol 36., pp. 950-951
  96. Beaverstock, J, 2002, ‘Book Review: Global city-regions. Trends, theory, policy’. cultural geographies, vol 26., pp. 712-713

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