The Spirit of Chinese Capitalism

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Walter de Gruyter, 1993 - Business & Economics - 267 pages
Redding (business, U. of Hong Kong) explores the beliefs about society, family, business, and other matters, held by overseas Chinese businessmen. Draws on interviews with 72 owner/managers from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore, and considers research on other Pacific nations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

The Overseas Chinese as an Economic Culture
1
The Spirit of Capitalism
8
The Sojourners
17
Hong Kong Taiwan and Singapore
23
Malaysia
29
The PsychoSocial Legacy of China
41
Social Structures
53
Rules for Action
68
The Endurance of Personalism
135
The Firms Internal Structure
153
Dilemmas of Growth andor Stability
176
Pragmatic Cooperation
189
Sources of Efficiency and of Failure
205
Adaptiveness
221
The Significance of the Overseas Chinese
227
Appendix
241

Seeing Oneself
79
Life in a Networked Society
95
The Institutional Legacy of China
115

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