TitleIsidor Straus Professor of Business History

Geoffrey Jones is the Isidor Straus Professor of Business History, and Faculty Chair of the School's Business History Initiative. He holds degrees of BA, MA and PhD from Cambridge University, UK. He has an honorary Doctorate in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark, and an honorary PhD from the University of Helsinki, Finland. He taught previously at the London School of Economics, and Cambridge and Reading Universities in the UK, and at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He has held Visiting Professorships at Gakushuin University, Tokyo, and Universidad de los Andes, Bogota. Elsewhere at Harvard, he serves on the Executive Committee of the Harvard Center for African Studies, the Faculty Committee of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, and on the Policy Committee of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.  Full Biography...

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Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry

by Geoffrey G. Jones

In Beauty Imagined, Geoffrey Jones takes an in-depth look at the global beauty industry from its emergence in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring how today's global giants grew. He shows how successive generations of entrepreneurs built brands which shaped perceptions of beauty, and the business organizations needed to market them.

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Professor Geoffrey Jones at Berns, Stockholm

Centrum för Näringslivshistoria (Centre for Business History) presents the world release of Professor Geoffrey Jones' new book Beauty Imagined.