SOAS University of London

Department of Economics

Three Dimensions of Economic Power: Apple, Amazon and Facebook

Tony Norfield
Tony Norfield (Author of 'The City: London and the Global Power of Finance')

Date: 18 October 2017Time: 5:00 PM

Finishes: 18 October 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: ALT

Type of Event: Seminar


Tony Norfield will explain how major corporations like Apple, Amazon and Facebook work and what their operations reveal about contemporary capitalism. He will discuss how these corporations use the financial system and their commercial power and how their operations question traditional views of company profitability.

Speaker biography: 

In 2014, Tony Norfield gained his PhD from SOAS on the topic of 'British Imperialism and Finance'. He had previously worked in bank dealing rooms for 20 years. His book, The City: London and the Global Power of Finance, was published in 2016.

Organiser: Sophie Van Huellen

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