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1st Edition

Chinese Entrepreneurship and Asian Business Networks

ISBN 9780415338288
Published November 11, 2004 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

The degree to which the extensive business networks of ethnic Chinese in Asia succeed because of ethnic characteristics, or simply because of the sound application of good business practice, is a key question of great current concern to those interested in business, management and economic development in Asia. This book brings together a range of leading experts who present original new research findings and important new thinking on this vital subject. Based on rich empirical research data and a multidisciplinary explanatory framework, this book assesses the role, characteristics and challenges of Chinese entrepreneurship and business networks in various East and Southeast Asian countries: the People's Republic of China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Australia.

Chinese Entrepreneurship and Asian Business Networks demonstrates that Chinese network capitalism is contingent upon, for example, time, place, institutional frameworks, and that explanatory approaches of Chinese economic behaviour which stress culture and ethnicity are too simplistic.

Table of Contents

List of Tables  List of Figures  Contributors  Introduction: Asia's Transformation and the Role of Ethnic Chinese  Coping with Change and Crisis - Chinese Business Under Siege?  1. Asia's Chinese Entrepreneurs between Myth-Making and Renewal  2. The Unfinished Agenda of the Overseas Chinese  Synergies between the Chinese Diaspora and Chinese Business Organizations in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam  3. A New Alliance for Profit: China's Local Industries and the Chinese Diaspora  4. Chinese Entrepreneurship and Resilient National Development - How Overseas 'Web-based Chinese Management' Can Help to Grow China's Multiple Ownership Economy  5. The Role of Private Entrepreneurship in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam for Social and Political Change  6. Private Business and Socio-Economic Network Relations in the Chinese Community in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  Chinese Network Capitalism and Guanxi transactions Reconsidered  7. Chinese Business Development in Malaysia: Networks, Entrepreneurship or Patronage?  8. Transnational Entrepreneurship and Chinese Business Networks: The Regionalization of Chinese Business Firms from Singapore  9. Personalism and Paternalism in Chinese Business  10. Guanxi: Sentiment, Performance and the Trading of Words  11. The Globalisation of Southeast Asia and Rooted Capitalism: Sino-Nusantara Symbiosis  12. From a Niche to a World City: Barriers, Opportunities and Resources of Ethnic Chinese Businesses in Australia  Towards a Comparative Perspective of Ethnic (Chinese) Entrepreneurship  13. Individualism and Collective Forms of Business Organization: Rural Capitalists in India, Malaysia and Indonesia  Looking Back and Forward Towards a Better Understanding of Chinese Capitalism and Asian Business Networks

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Thomas Menkhoff is based at the Centre for Advanced Studies, National University of Singapore. Solvay Gerke is an academic at the University of Bonn, Germany.


'Several of the contributions will be on next year's reading lists for my Chinese society and overseas Chinese classes.' - China Quarterly