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.

part I|19 pages


chapter |17 pages

Asia's Transformation and the Role of the Ethnic Chinese

ByThomas Menkhoff, Solvay Gerke

part II|41 pages

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 |19 pages

The Unfinished Agenda of the Overseas Chinese

ByLinda Low

part III|93 pages

Synergies Between the Chinese Diaspora and Chinese Business Organizations in the People's Republic of China and Vietnam

chapter 3|19 pages

A New Alliance for Profit

China's local industries and the Chinese diaspora
ByNoel Tracy, Constance Lever-Tracy

chapter 4|16 pages

Chinese Entrepreneurship and Resilient National Development

How “Web-based Chinese Management” can help the growth of China's multiple ownership economy
ByKai-Alexander Schlevogt

chapter |27 pages

Private Business and Socio-Economic Network Relations in the Chinese Community in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Jakob Lindahl and Lotte Thomsen
ByJakob Lindahl, Lotte Thomsen

part IV|135 pages

Chinese Network Capitalism and Guanxi Transactions Reconsidered

chapter |25 pages

Chinese Business Development in Malaysia

Networks, entrepreneurship or patronage?
ByEdmund Terence Gomez

chapter 8|33 pages

Transnational Entrepreneurship and Chinese Business Networks

The regionalization of Chinese business firms from Singapore
ByHenry W.-C. Yeung

chapter |16 pages

Personalism and Paternalism in Chinese Businesses

ByTong Chee Kiong, Yong Pit Kee

chapter 10|22 pages

Guanxi *

Sentiment, performance and the trading of words 1
ByYao Souchou

chapter 11|12 pages

The Globalization of Southeast Asia and Rooted Capitalism

Sino-Nusantara symbiosis
ByWazir Jahan Karim

chapter 12|25 pages

From a Niche to a World City

Barriers, opportunities and resources of ethnic Chinese businesses in Australia
ByConstance Lever-Tracy, David Ip, Noel Tracy

part V|25 pages

Towards a Comparative Perspective of Ethnic (Chinese) Entrepreneurship

chapter 13|23 pages

Individualism and Collective Forms of Business Organisation

Rural capitalists in India, Malaysia and Indonesia 1
ByMario Rutten

part VI|12 pages

Looking Back and Forward

chapter |10 pages

Towards a Better Understanding of Chinese Capitalism and Asian Business Networks

ByThomas Menkhoff, Solvay Gerke