Transnational Corporations and Business Networks: Hong Kong Firms in the ASEAN Region, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Transnational Corporations and Business Networks

Hong Kong Firms in the ASEAN Region, 1st Edition

By Henry Wai-Chung Yeung


320 pages

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pub: 1998-06-25
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Drawing upon extensive field research in Hong Kong and Southeast Asia, this book focuses on networks of business and personal relationships as a key means of transnational operations. The book highlights the role of Chinese business networks in facilitating the emergence of transnational corporations from an Asian newly industrialised economy - Hong Kong. It is a timely theoretical and empirical contribution to the recent debate on the nature and operations of 'bamboo networks' within the global economy and their role in the rapid economic growth and regional integration among Asia-Pacific economies.


This book, written before the Asian financial turmoil, has nonetheless broken new ground for further studies of some of the fascinating issues related to network-based globalization in one of the most dynamic and volatile economic regions of the world. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in globalization in general and Chinese multinationals in particular.' - Environment and Planning, Vol 31, 1999

'…Yeung's book has made an important contribution to debate on Third World TNCs.' - ASEAN Economic Bulletin [1999]

'Yeung's theorizing, data collection, and the implications he draws are novel and represent a significant contribution.' - Economic Geography [January 2001]

'…this is an important study that combines case studies, statistical evidence and rigorous analysis in an innovative manner. It will appeal to economists, managers, historians and sociologists interested in networks, multinational enterprise and Asian business.' - Business History [1999]

'This is a novel contribution to the recent debate on the nature and operation of the East Asian model within the global economy…this book will gain readership from various fields associated with East Asian studies or business studies in general.' - Regional Studies [2000]


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