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Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms

Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms
  • Author : Jane Nolan,Chris Rowley,Malcolm Warner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-09-16
  • Total pages :382
  • ISBN : 9780081006559
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Summary : Business Networks in East Asian Capitalisms: Enduring Trends, Emerging Patterns builds on the foundational studies conducted in the 1990s by gathering contemporary empirical and theoretical chapters which explore these themes in a comparative perspective. The book includes contributions from authors working on the relationship between personal and business networks in countries including China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Thailand. Authors emphasize enduring trends in social and business networks and/or track new emerging patterns, both within East Asian nations or between East Asia and other regions such as Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Provides contemporary, up-to-date empirical material and theoretical interpretation, charting the influence of more recent globalizing trends and institutional change in the region Includes studies of networks within PRC, between PRC and other regions, and in Chinese communities Offers studies centered on Korean, Japanese, and South East Asian Networks Includes a geographical scope that will be broader than other books, aiming to include studies of newly developing economies in South East Asia that share a common cultural heritage (e.g Vietnam)

The Economic Organization of East Asian Capitalism

The Economic Organization of East Asian Capitalism
  • Author : Marco Orru,Nicole Woolsey Biggart,Gary Hamilton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997
  • Total pages :426
  • ISBN : 0761904808
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Summary : East Asia's dynamic entrance into the global economy has provided a fruitful avenue for research in economic sociology. In this perceptive and timely volume, the authors theorize Asian capitalism and analyze the economic organization of East Asia. Presenting differing dimensions of a Weberian perspective, the authors first provide a theoretical grounding, then consider capitalism in East Asia comparatively, and finally contrast the economies of East Asia and Europe. The book shows how radically different social and cultural institutions can lead to economies that are organized in remarkably similar ways.

East Asian Capitalism

East Asian Capitalism
  • Author : A. E. Safarian,Wendy Dobson,University of Toronto. Centre for International Business
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996-01-01
  • Total pages :146
  • ISBN : 0802080588
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Summary : Essays demonstrate how to reduce the entry cost ot North American businesses trying to penetrate East Asian markets.

Business Groups in East Asia

Business Groups in East Asia
  • Author : Sea-Jin Chang,Professor of Business Administration Sea-Jin Chang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-03-02
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9780199287345
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Summary : 'Business Groups in East Asia' examines some East Asian business groups and their subsequent restructuring following the Asian Crisis of 1997. This crisis affected the inter-relationships among the socio-cultural environment, the state and the market of each country quite differently.

East Asian Capitalism

East Asian Capitalism
  • Author : Andrew Walter,Xiaoke Zhang
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-07-26
  • Total pages :331
  • ISBN : 9780199643097
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Summary : This volume explores variations, continuities, and changes in the institutional foundations of East Asian capitalism since the 1980s, as reflected in business systems, financial structures, and labour markets. These three institutional dimensions have constituted the main underpinnings of post-war capitalist development in East Asia. While the volume encompasses a range of different cases, specific issues and diverse methodologies, they are all structured aroundthe two dominant themes-the continuities and changes in the institutional underpinnings of capitalist development and the main driving forces behind them. These two themes run through the various parts of the volume and facilitate an integrated analysis of how changing institutional practices inbusiness, financial, and labour systems interact and affect the evolution of capitalist political economies in the region.

Asian Business Networks

Asian Business Networks
  • Author : Gary G. Hamilton,Professor of International Studies and Sociology Gary G Hamilton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :302
  • ISBN : 3110131595
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Summary : The economies of East and Southeast Asia continue to exhibit the world's fastest growth rates. This rapid expansion is served by the various business networks that dominate the economic landscape. Few scholars have examined these networks and fewer yet have compared and contrasted the striking regional differences found among them. The studies in this volume are among the first to offer a comparative viewpoint. The contributing authors are specialists from Asia and the United States, who examine business networks in Japan, South Korea and the Chinese dominated economies of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. An interdisciplinary approach is adopted, the economic issues are considered in their sociological, organizational and political contexts.

Ethnic Business

Ethnic Business
  • Author : Brian C. Folk,K. S. Jomo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-03-07
  • Total pages :264
  • ISBN : 9781134389308
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Summary : 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.

Business, Markets and Government in the Asia-Pacific

Business, Markets and Government in the Asia-Pacific
  • Author : Yun-Peng Chu,Rong-I Wu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002-09-11
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 9781134739240
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Summary : Exploring the thorny issues of industrial organisation, competition policy and liberalization in the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the ways in which governments regulate business. Using case studies from China, the USA, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan, the authors take a comparative look at the evolution of policies and their implementation on the ground. With a specific focus on the energy, transport and telecommuncations sectors, this book represents the most up-to-date analysis of the ways in which governments in the Asia-Pacific are coping with rapid industrial and economic change.

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems
  • Author : Michael A. Witt,Gordon Redding
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-30
  • Total pages :752
  • ISBN : 9780191626555
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Summary : Much of the existing literature within the "varieties of capitalism " (VOC) and "comparative business systems " fields of research is heavily focused on Europe, Japan, and the Anglo-Saxon nations. As a result, the field has yet to produce a detailed empirical picture of the institutional structures of most Asian nations and to explore to what extent existing theory applies to the Asian context. The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems aims to address this imbalance by exploring the shape and consequences of institutional variations across the political economies of different societies within Asia. Drawing on the deep knowledge of 32 leading experts, this book presents an empirical, comparative institutional analysis of 13 major Asian business systems between India and Japan. To aid comparison, each country chapter follows the same consistent outline. Complementing the country chapters are eleven contributions examining major themes across the region in comparative perspective and linking the empirical picture to existing theory on these themes. A further three chapters provide perspectives on the influence of history and institutional change. The concluding chapters spell out the implications of all these chapters for scholars in the field and for business practitioners in Asia. The Handbook is a major reference work for scholars researching the causes of success and failure in international business in Asia.

Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities

Indian and Chinese Immigrant Communities
  • Author : Jayati Bhattacharya,Coonoor Kripalani
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-03-01
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9781783084470
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Summary : This interdisciplinary collection of essays offers a window onto the overseas Indian and Chinese communities in Asia. Contributors discuss the interactive role of the cultural and religious ‘other’, the diasporic absorption of local beliefs and customs, and the practical business networks and operational mechanisms unique to these communities. Growing out of an international workshop organized by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore and the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong, this volume explores material, cultural and imaginative features of the immigrant communities and brings together these two important communities within a comparative framework.

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography
  • Author : Trevor J. Barnes,Jamie Peck,Eric Sheppard
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-02-15
  • Total pages :704
  • ISBN : 9781444362374
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Summary : The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Economic Geography presents students and researchers with a comprehensive overview of the field, put together by a prestigious editorial team, with contributions from an international cast of prominent scholars. Offers a fully revised, expanded, and up-to-date overview, following the successful and highly regarded Companion to Economic Geography published by Blackwell a decade earlier, providing a comprehensive assessment of the field Takes a prospective as well as retrospective look at the field, reviewing recent developments, recurrent challenges, and emerging agendas Incorporates diverse perspectives (in terms of specialty, demography and geography) of up and coming scholars, going beyond a focus on Anglo-American research Encourages authors and researchers to engage with and contextualize their situated perspectives Explores areas of overlap, dialogues, and (potential) engagement between economic geography and cognate disciplines

A Comparative Study of East Asian Capitalism

A Comparative Study of East Asian Capitalism
  • Author : Hong Yung Lee
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014
  • Total pages :291
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822041747528
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Summary : "This book represents an initial attempt to compare China, Japan, and South Korea, three close geographical and cultural neighbors whose developmental trajectories, though divergent in the past, have been moving more recently toward convergence"--

Chinese Entrepreneurship and Asian Business Networks

Chinese Entrepreneurship and Asian Business Networks
  • Author : Thomas Menkhoff,Gerke Solvay
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-11-12
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781136002304
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Summary : 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.

Chinese Business

Chinese Business
  • Author : Chee-Kiong Tong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-06
  • Total pages :144
  • ISBN : 9789814451857
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Summary : The nature, institutional foundations, and issues surrounding the apparent success of Chinese business networks is examined in this book. Major concepts such as guanxi, xinyong and gangqing, exploring the nature of trust, relationships and sentiments in Chinese business networks, are re-examined. A significant amount of literature has been devoted to the study of Chinese business, and it largely falls into two broad schools: the culturalist approach, arguing for an essentialist formulation to explain success and the market approach, suggesting that there is nothing inherently unique about Chinese business. This book critiques both these approaches and argues, based on primary data collected in various countries, and with case studies of a large number of Chinese businesses, that another approach, the institutional embedded approach, provides a better explanation for the success, and failure of Chinese business and Chinese business networks.

Law, Capitalism and Power in Asia

Law, Capitalism and Power in Asia
  • Author : Kanishka Jayasuriya
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-06-19
  • Total pages :360
  • ISBN : 9781134738250
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Summary : A challenging and provocative book that contests the liberal assumption that the rule of law will go hand in hand with a transition to market-based economies and even democracy in East Asia. Using case studies from Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam, the authors argue that the rule of law is in fact more likely to provide political elites with the means closely to control civil society. It is essential, therefore, to locate conceptions of judicial independence and the rule of law more generally within the ideological vocabulary of the state.

The Resurgence of East Asia

The Resurgence of East Asia
  • Author : Giovanni Arrighi,Takeshi Hamashita,Mark Selden
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2004-02-24
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9781134373918
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Summary : The East Asian expansion since the 1960s stands out as a global power shift with few historical precedents. The Resurgence of East Asia examines the rise of the region as one of the world's economic power centres from three temporal perspectives: 500 years, 150 years and 50 years, each denoting an epoch in regional and world history and providing a vantage point against which to assess contemporary developments.

The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism

The Oxford Handbook of Capitalism
  • Author : Dennis C. Mueller
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012-04-19
  • Total pages :576
  • ISBN : 9780199942596
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Summary : The financial crisis that began in 2008 and its lingering aftermath have caused many intellectuals and politicians to question the virtues of capitalist systems. The 19 original essays in this Handbook, written by leading scholars from Asia, North America, and Europe, analyze both the strengths and weaknesses of capitalist systems. The volume opens with essays on the historical and legal origins of capitalism. These are followed by chapters describing the nature, institutions, and advantages of capitalism: entrepreneurship, innovation, property rights, contracts, capital markets, and the modern corporation. The next set of chapters discusses the problems that can arise in capitalist systems including monopoly, principal agent problems, financial bubbles, excessive managerial compensation, and empire building through wealth-destroying mergers. Two subsequent essays examine in detail the properties of the "Asian model" of capitalism as exemplified by Japan and South Korea, and capitalist systems where ownership and control are largely separated as in the United States and United Kingdom. The handbook concludes with an essay on capitalism in the 21st century by Nobel Prize winner Edmund Phelps.

Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Global Era

Chinese Entrepreneurship in a Global Era
  • Author : Raymond Sin-Kwok Wong
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-08-18
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 9781134043026
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Summary : 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 of 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.

Business Networks and Economic Development in East and Southeast Asia

Business Networks and Economic Development in East and Southeast Asia
  • Author : Gary G. Hamilton
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :333
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105008539277
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Engaging East Asian Integration

Engaging East Asian Integration
  • Author : Takashi Shiraishi,Jiro Okamoto
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2012
  • Total pages :223
  • ISBN : 9789814380287
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Summary : Both international trade and investment by East Asian countries have become significantly regionalized. To support this development further, efforts for regional integration have flourished in the forms of bilateral and regional free trade agreements and the ASEAN+3 and East Asia Summit processes, among many others. This book is a compilation of papers and discussions originally presented at the international symposium held during the recent global financial crisis. The symposium aimed to shed light not only on the usual economic aspect but also on other aspects of the multidimensional phenomenon called "regional integration." Thus, in this volume the authors explore the relationship between the U.S. influence and East Asian regionalism, the characteristics of East Asian integration, and the politics of inclusion/exclusion in the integration process. In addition, they point out some "missing links" in integration efforts such as cooperation in the areas of logistics, finance, trade in services, infrastructure and human resource movement. Since the global financial crisis did not deter integration efforts (rather, it has encouraged them), this book serves as a guide for future East Asian integration in terms of what to expect and what is to be done.

Politics and Markets in the Wake of the Asian Crisis

Politics and Markets in the Wake of the Asian Crisis
  • Author : Mark Beeson,Kanishka Jayasuriya,Hyuk-Rae Kim,Professor School of Politics and International Studies Richard Robison,Richard Robison
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-09-02
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781134599875
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Summary : This book is a challenging volume by distinguished, leading scholars of East Asian political economy; it provides a distinct alternative to simplistic accounts of the Asian crisis which generally swing between an emphasis on convergence imposed by global economic forces, and the resurrection of the special patterns of East Asian economic governance. The authors argue that global forces and domestic structures are engendering new forms of economic and political regulation in East Asia. While these signal the death knell of the developmental state, this in itself does not presuppose a convergence towards a standard model of global capitalism. The arguments in this book will contribute significantly to the construction of a new research agenda for comparative political economy at the dawn of a new century. Politics and Markets in the Wake of the Asian Crisis covers a range of East Asian countries including the People's Republic of China, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. All the studies are linked together by a common endeavour to explore the dynamic interaction between global economic forces and domestic structures. The book is at the cutting edge of the study of East Asian political economy, and is distinguished by the attention it pays to the regional and international context of the crisis. It also contains theoretically sophisticated analyses of organisations such as APEC and the IMF.