The study aims at finding an explanation to the economic development of Southeast Asia. To achieve this end, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines have been chosen as the foci of the study. To explain the region's recent success, the study is guided by the hypothesis that overseas Chinese entrepreneurship, exercised by a group belonging to a discriminated ethnic minority, is an indispensable component of the capitalist development of Southeast Asia. Overseas Chinese businesses dominate nearly all branches of the economy of their respective countries of residence. On a regional scale, they are acknowledged to control two-thirds of the region's retail trade. The hypothesis of the study is validated by the empirical findings. Furthermore, the study has arrived at the conclusion that Southeast Asia is host to a type of entrepreneurship - Overseas Chinese entrepreneurship - that evolved and developed throughout the centuries and proven for its resiliency and risk-taking abilities. It did not create the boom in the region, however. Liberal government policies, the inflow of huge foreign capital, and the availability of cheap and skilled labor among the indigenous population are among the more crucial factors that facilitated this transformation.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
The study aims at finding an explanation to the economic development of Southeast Asia. To achieve this end, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines have been chosen as the foci of the study. To explain the region's recent success, the study is guided by the hypothesis that overseas Chinese entrepreneurship,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05-31 - Publisher: Cornell University Press
This collection of essays explores the origins and roles of Southeast Asian business groups, especially as they developed during the 1970s and 1980s. An important contribution to studies of ethnic Chinese entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia. Includes a comprehensive introduction by the editor.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Chen (management, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine--England) offers Western managers advice on navigating the Chinese business world. He explains the cultural and social principles underlying Chinese business organizations and their dynamics, illustrating his analyses with examples drawn from Asian and North American
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
The book is an outstanding compilation. It is easy to use, the information is clear and well-presented, and the volume is smart and robustly crafted. . . The book is an important reference source for practitioners in international business, entrepreneurs and Asian studies. Bob Duckett, Reference Reviews The current compilation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Addresses the rise of China and its impacts on Southeast Asia's economies and businesses, especially on those of ethnic Chinese. Also discusses Southeast Asian government policies, particularly their economic and business policies, towards local Chinese, and Southeast Asian Chinese businesses, both conglomerates and SMEs, in an era of globalization.