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1st Edition

Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Global Era

ISBN 9780415574259
Published December 15, 2009 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

As we enter the 21st century it is clear that the economic growth China has enjoyed has been extraordinary. Although Western countries continue to dominate the world economy and financial markets, the capital markets pf Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, and Shenzen have matured considerably and are eager to become major global players

As business owners in the rest of East Asia are predominantly of Chinese descent, or under Chinese cultural influence, the economic vitality of the rest of the region has been credited to the adaptability, flexibility and ingenuity of Chinese entrepreneurship nurtured by a particular (Confician) heritage.In Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Global Era Raymond Wong and contributors analyse the tremendous changes in the global, regional and local environments in which Chinese entrepreneurs operate and explores whether a new breed of Chinese entrepreneurs has developed in response to these changes. 

Including theoretical discussion and empirical case studies on Chinese entrepreneuship in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, the book will be an invaluable resource to students and scholars of Chinese and East Asian business and entrepreneurship.

Table of Contents

PART 1:  Introduction  1. A New Breed of Chinese Entrepreneurs? Critical Reflections RAYMOND SIN-KWOK WONG  PART II: Theoretical and Empirical Concerns  2. Hybrid Capitalism: A New Breed of Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Global Era HENRY WAI-CHUNG YEUNG  3. Beyond Culture: Economic Analysis of the Characteristics of Overseas Chinese Business DENGGAO LONG AND QIMING HAN  4. Contemporary Changes of Chinese Entrepreneurship in Hong Kong RAYMOND SIN-KWOK WONG  PART III: Contemporary Chinese Entrepreneurship in Local Settings  5. Enterprise Development and Inter-Ethnic Relations in Malaysia: Affirmative Action, Generational Change, and Business Partnerships EDMUND TERENCE GOMEZ  6. Immigrant Transnational Entrepreneurship and Linkages with the State/Network: Sino-Singaporean Experience in a Comparative Perspective HONG LIU  7. Transforming Guanxi Networks: Taiwanese Enterprises' Production Networks in Thailand and Vietnam DUNG-SHENG CHEN, SUE-CHING JOU, AND HSIN-HUANG MICHAEL HSIAO  8. Born Out of Networks: A Sociological Analysis of the Emergence of the Firm YANJIE BIAN  9. The Spirit of Chinese Entrepreneurship: Management Practices Among Hong Kong Business Owners RAYMOND SIN-KWOK WONG


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Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong is Professor of Sociology at the University of California Santa Barbara, USA.