ABSTRACT

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.

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Part I INTRODUCTION

chapter |18 pages

ASIA’S TRANSFORMATION AND THE ROLE OF THE ETHNIC CHINESE

ByTHOMAS MENKHOFF, SOLVAY GERKE

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Part II COPING WITH CHANGE AND CRISES – CHINESE BUSINESSES UNDER SIEGE?

chapter 1|20 pages

Asia’s Chinese entrepreneurs between myth-making and renewal

ByTHOMAS MENKHOFF, DOUGLAS SIKORSKI

chapter 2|20 pages

THE UNFINISHED AGENDA OF THE OVERSEAS CHINESE

ByLINDA LOW

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Part III SYNERGIES BETWEEN THE CHINESE DIASPORA AND CHINESE BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA AND VIETNAM

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Part IV CHINESE NETWORK CAPITALISM AND GUANXI TRANSACTIONS RECONSIDERED

chapter 9|16 pages

PERSONALISM AND PATERNALISM IN CHINESE BUSINESSES

ByTONG CHEE KIONG AND YONG PIT KEE

chapter 10|22 pages

GUANXI: Sentiment, performance and the trading of words

ByYAO SOUCHOU

chapter 12|26 pages

FROM A NICHE TO A WORLD CITY: Barriers, opportunities and resources of ethnic Chinese businesses in Australia

ByCONSTANCE LEVER-TRACY, DAVID IP AND NOEL TRACY

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Part V TOWARDS A COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE OF ETHNIC (CHINESE) ENTREPRENEURSHIP