Prof. dr. Jonathan Beaverstock

Visiting Research Professor
Research unit
Social and Economic Geography


Jonathan Beaverstock obtained his PhD from the University of Bristol and is currently working as Professor of International Management in the School of Economics, Finance and Management, at the University of Bristol. Since joining Bristol in 2014, he has been Interim Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management, Head of the Department and of the newly forming School of Management, and Faculty International Director (Associate Dean) for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law.

Apart from his visiting professorship at the Geography Department of Ghent University, he has held visiting professorships at the National University of Singapore, University of Western Sydney (Australia) and University of Otago (New Zealand), and Bristol, Leicester and Loughborough Universities. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce.

His research focuses on the globalization of the professions and professional services firms drawing on the theoretical lens of economic geography, international management and organisation studies. Empirically, studies have been drawn from accounting, advertising, cultural industries, executive search, legal services and private wealth management. Jonathan is also a world-leading authority on global financial centres and has published extensively on the corporate networks and clustering of wholesale banks and professional service firms in the City of London. Jonathan is the Editor-in-Chief of Global Networks, on the Editorial Board of Mobilities and a member of the U.K.'s Economic and Social Research Council, Global Challenges Research Fund and Standard Grant Peer Review Colleges.