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Ethnic Business
Chinese Capitalism in Southeast Asia

Edited By

K. S. Jomo


Brian Folk

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ISBN 9780415374194
Published October 20, 2005 by Routledge
262 Pages

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Book Description

The role of ethnic Chinese business in Southeast Asia in catalyzing economic development has been hotly debated - and often misunderstood - throughout cycles of boom and bust.
This book critically examines some of the key features attributed to Chinese business: business-government relations, the family firm, trust and networks, and supposed 'Asian' values. The in-depth case studies that feature in the book reveal considerable diversity among these firms and the economic and political networks in which they manoeuvre.
With contributions from leading scholars and under the impressive editorship of Jomo and Folk, Ethnic Business is a well-written, important contribution to not only students of Asian business and economics, but also professionals with an interest in those areas.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Brian C. Folk with Jomo K.S.2. Chinese Capatalism in Southeast Asia. Jomo K.S.3. The Politics of 'Seeing Chinese' and the Evolution of a Chinese Idiom of Business. Alex G. Bardsley4. The Cultural Limits of 'Confucian Capitalism': Power and the Invention of the Family among Chinese Traders in Sarawak. Yao Souchou5. All Are Flexible, But Some are More Flexible than Others: Small-Scale Chinese Businesses in Malaysia. Donald M. Nonini6. The Leading Chinese-Filipino Business Families in Post-Marcos Philippines. Temario C. Rivera7. Pre-1997 Sino-Indonesian Conglomerates, Compared with Those of Other ASEAN Countries. Jamie Mackie8. Determinants of Business Capability in Thailand. Suehiro Akira9. De-Mythologising Charoen Pokphand: An Interpretive Picture of the CP Group's Growth and Diversification. Paul Handley10. Telecommunications, Rents and the Growth of a Liberalization Coalition in Thailand. Sakkarin Niyomsilpa11. Japanese Transnational Production Networks and Ethnic Chinese Business Networks in East Asia: Linkages and Regional Integration. Kit Machado

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Jomo K.S. is Professor of Applied Economics at the University if Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Other books he has edited include Manufacturing Competitiveness and Southeast Asian Paper Tigers, both published by Routledge.
Brian C. Folk is at the University of California, Berkeley, USA