eBook Ethnic Chinese Business In Asia: History, Culture And Business Enterprise, 1st Edition

  • Published By: World Scientific Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 9814317535
  • ISBN-13: 9789814317535
  • DDC: 338.7089
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 532 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This unique volume provides a broad introduction to the ethnic Chinese business in Asia, with focus on the ethnic Chinese in East and Southeast Asia. The growing interest in ethnic Chinese business reflects its importance in these two regional economies, and its relations with Chinas economy - the worlds new economic powerhouse. It examines the nature and characteristics of the ethnic Chinese business, such as business networks, family business and conglomerates, concepts of xinyong and guanxi, and entrepreneurship and management. It also examines the input of history and culture in the formation and operation of ethnic Chinese business. The second half of the book is devoted to detailed regional studies, covering the Chinese in Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Taiwan. This book provides an excellent introduction for tertiary students in business schools, and for prospective businessmen who wish to do business with the Chinese in East and Southeast Asia.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: History and Culture of Ethnic Chinese Business.
2: Introduction.
3: The Making of Ethnic Chinese Communities.
4: Historical Roots of Ethnic Chinese Business.
5: The Rise of Modern Ethnic Chinese Business Enterprise.
6: Structure and Functions of Ethnic Chinese Business.
7: Ethnic Chinese Family Business and Business Conglomerates.
8: Xinyong (Trust), Guanxi (Relationship), Business Networks and Ethnic Chinese Business.
9: Ethnic Chinese Businessmen and Entrepreneurs.
10: Ethnic Chinese Business Management.
11: Regional Studies.
12: Chinese Business in Thailand.
13: Chinese Business in Singapore and Malaysia.
14: Chinese Business in Indonesia.
15: Chinese Business in the Philippines.
16: Chinese Business in Hong Kong.
17: Chinese Business in Taiwan.