Professor Jonathan Beaverstock

Professor Jonathan Beaverstock

Professor Jonathan Beaverstock
Professor of International Management

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The Priory Road Complex, Priory Road, Clifton
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Department of Management

Personal profile

Jonathan Beaverstock BA (Wales) PhD (Bristol) is Professor of International Management. Since joining the University of Bristol in 2014, he has been Interim Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management, Head of the Department of Management and Associate Dean International for 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. At the University of Nottingham, he was also the Director of the University's 'Integrating Global Society' Research and Knowledge Transfer Priority for the social sciences disciplines across campuses in Nottingham (UK), Ningbo (China) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).  

Jonathan has held Visiting Professorships at the National University of Singapore, the University of Gent (Belgium), the University of Western Sydney (Australia) and the University of Otago (New Zealand), and Leicester and Loughborough Universities (UK).

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:

  • Global talent mobility (international assignments and business travel) in FINTECH and globalizing professional service firms;
  • the internationalization of retained executive search and private wealth management;
  • Banking, financial and professional services’ clustering in the City of London;
  • super-rich capitalism.

Jonathan is also a world-leading authority on globalization and world cities research particularly focused on the locational strategies of 'bulge bracket' wholesale banking and global professional services firms' in international financial centres.

He has published widely in top ranked international journals (e.g. British Journal of ManagementEnvironment and Planning A, Journal of Economic Geography, Regional Studies) 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

EFIM10012 Global Business Environment

EFIMM0035 Contemporary Leadership Challenges

EFIMM0086 Dissertation MSc




Latest publications

  1. Zhang, H, Amankwah-Amoah, J & Beaverstock, J, 2019, ‘Toward a construct of dynamic capabilities malfunction: Insights from failed Chinese entrepreneurs’. Journal of Business Research, vol 98., pp. 415-429
  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. Pandit, N, Cook, G, Wan, F, Beaverstock, J & Ghauri, P, 2018, ‘The Economies and Diseconomies of Industrial Clustering: Multinational Enterprises versus Uninational Enterprises’. Management International Review.
  5. 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
  6. Cook, G, Johns, J, McDonald, F, Beaverstock, J & Pandit, N, 2018, ‘The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business’. Routledge
  7. 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
  8. Beaverstock, J, 2017, ‘The city of global flows’. in: John Rennie Short (eds) A research agenda for cities. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 26-37
  9. 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
  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. 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
  12. Beaverstock, J, 2016, ‘Skilled international migration’. in: Peter Daniels (eds) International Encyclopedia of Geography. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  13. Beaverstock, J, Hall, S & Faulconbridge, J, 2016, ‘Corporate spatial organization and producer services’. in: Peter Daniels (eds) International Encyclopedia of Geography. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  14. 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 Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 401-421
  15. 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 Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 1-17
  16. Hay, I & Beaverstock, J, 2016, ‘Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich’. Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham
  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. 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
  20. Beaverstock, JV, 2014, ‘Highly-skilled international migration and the attractiveness of world cities’.
  21. 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
  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, 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
  24. Beaverstock, JV & Budd, L, 2013, ‘International business travel in a digital world economy’. Research in Transportation Business and Management, vol 9., pp. 1-4
  25. 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
  26. 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 Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 43-60
  27. 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
  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 & 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
  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. 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
  32. Beaverstock, J & Faulconbridge, J, 2013, ‘Global cities: The business of global cities’. Routledge, Abingdon
  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, JV, 2012, ‘The Global Stock Market. Issuers, Investors, and Intermediaries in an Uneven World’. Regional Studies, vol 46., pp. 1419-1420
  35. 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 Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 378-389
  36. 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 Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 240-250
  37. Beaverstock, J, Faulconbridge, J & Hall, S, 2012, ‘Executive search’. in: George Ritzer (eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Globalization. Blackwell, pp. 615-621
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Faulconbridge, J, Beaverstock, JV, Taylor, P & Nativel, C, 2011, ‘The Globalization of Advertising: Agencies, Cities and Spaces of Creativity’. Routledge
  43. Beaverstock, JV, 2011, ‘German cities in the world city network’. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, vol 69., pp. 213-217
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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
  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 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
  51. 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
  52. 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
  53. Beaverstock, J, Derudder, B, Faulconbridge, J & Witlox, F, 2010, ‘International business travel in the global economy’. Ashgate Publishing Ltd., Farnham
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. 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
  59. Beaverstock, J, 2009, ‘Peter Dicken’. in: Nigel Thrift, Robert Kitchen (eds) The International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 162-163
  60. 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
  61. Derudder, B, Witlox, F, Faulconbridge, J & Beaverstock, JV, 2008, ‘Airline networks and urban systems’. GeoJournal, vol 71., pp. 1-3
  62. 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
  63. 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
  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. 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
  66. 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
  67. 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
  68. 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
  69. Wojcik, D, Sidaway, JD & Beaverstock, JV, 2007, ‘European financial geographies’. Growth and Change, vol 38., pp. 167-173
  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. 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 Publishing, Cheltenham, pp. 409-431
  72. 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
  73. 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
  74. Daniels, P, Leyshon, A, Bradshaw, M & Beaverstock, J, 2007, ‘Geographies of the new economy: Critical reflections’. Routledge, London
  75. Beaverstock, JV, 2006, ‘Globalization and its outcomes.’. Economic Geography, vol 82., pp. 455-456
  76. 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
  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, 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
  79. 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
  80. 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
  81. 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
  82. Beaverstock, JV, 2005, ‘Global cities’. Journal of Contemporary European Studies, vol 13., pp. 141-143
  83. 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
  84. 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
  85. Beaverstock, J, Hubbard, P & Short, JR, 2004, ‘Getting away with it? Exposing the geographies of the super-rich’. Geoforum, vol 35., pp. 401-407
  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, 2004, ‘Peter Dicken’. in: Philip Hubbard, Robert Kitchen, Gill Valentine (eds) Key Thinkers on Space and Place. SAGE Publications Ltd, pp. 108-112
  89. Beaverstock, J, 2003, ‘The Castells reader on cities and social theory.’. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, vol 27., pp. 477-478
  90. Beaverstock, J, 2003, ‘The city builders: Property development in New York and London, 1980-2000’. Urban Affairs Review, vol 38., pp. 603-605
  91. 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
  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, 2002, ‘Transnational elites in global cities: British expatriates in Singapore's financial district’. Geoforum, vol 33., pp. 525-538
  94. Beaverstock, J, 2002, ‘Splintering urbanism: Networked infrastructures, technological mobilities and the urban condition’. Regional Studies, vol 36., pp. 950-951
  95. Beaverstock, J, 2002, ‘Book Review: Global city-regions. Trends, theory, policy’. cultural geographies, vol 26., pp. 712-713
  96. Beaverstock, J, 2002, ‘Book Review: Sydney. The emergence of a world city’. cultural geographies, vol 26., pp. 686-687

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