This comparative, international study looks at origins and business strategies of multinational banks. A distinguished team of bankers and academics from the United States, Japan, Europe and Australia survey the evolution of multinational banks over time and suggest a conceptual framework in which this development can be understood.
In-depth analyses of the multinational banking strategies of selected countries and institutions lead from early nineteenth century on to late twentieth century developments and future trends in investment banking. The approach is interdisciplinary, with economists and business historians joining together to confront theory with facts.
The findings presented in this major study will be of interest to scholars and professionals in international business, banking and finance, economists and business and economic historians.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables List of contributors Preface 1. Banks as Multinationals Geoffrey Jones 2. Evolution of Multinational Banks: a theoretical perpective Mark Casson 3. Competitive advantages in British multinational banking since 1890 Geoffrey Jones 4. Paradise lost? British banks in Australia D.T. Merrett 5. Structural alternatives and constraints in the evolution of exchange banking Frank H.H. King 6. German banks abroad before 1914 Peter Hertner 7. The Rothschilds: ownership advantages in multinational banking John P. McKay 8 The Imperial Ottoman Bank in the later nineteenth century: a multinational ‘national’ bank? C.G.A.Clay 9. Swiss international banking 1890-1950 Youssef Cassis 10. Chinese business and banking in South-East Asia since 1870 Raj Brown 11. The Yokohama Specie Bank: a multinational in the Japanese interest 1879-1931 Norio Tamaki 12. Banks over borders: some evidence from their pre-1914 history Mira Wilkins 13. US multinational banking: history and prospects Thomas F. Huertas 14. US investment banks as multinationals Brian-Scott Quinn Index.