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Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship

Edited by: Fu-Lai Tony Yu , Ho-Don Yan

Print publication date:  October  2014
Online publication date:  October  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415743235
eBook ISBN: 9781315765693
Adobe ISBN: 9781317658214

10.4324/9781315765693
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With the shift of the global economic gravity toward emerging economies and the roaring economic growth of the past three decades in China, East Asian catching-up growth strategies have profound implications for latecomer economies. While there are many handbooks on entrepreneurship in general, there is no reference on East Asian entrepreneurship. This is the first of its kinds in the market.

The volume provides a useful reference for those who want to know East Asian entrepreneurship and business systems. It also provides many excellent cases and illustrations on the growth of entrepreneurial firms and the rise of branded products in East Asia. Policy makers or scholars who are interested in entrepreneurship, small and medium sized enterprises, Asian business systems, international business, innovation and technology management, economic development, strategic management and East Asian studies would benefit from this volume.

The volume contains two parts. The first part is the key concepts associate with entrepreneurship and East Asian firm growth and transformation. The second part presents cases of entrepreneurial firms and their founders in East Asia, including Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and China. With the handbook, scholars, students and policy makers can grab some basic ideas how entrepreneurs and firms in East Asia compete and survive in the world market and understand why and how East Asia economies can emerge as one of the most dynamic regions in the world.

Part I concepts: relating to Entrepreneurship:

  • Guanxi
  • Catching-up strategies
  • Types of entrepreneurship
  • Business System
  • Strategic Management
  • Leadership

Part II cases cover variedly from manufacturing to services industries, and specifically including traditional and newly corporations ranging from toys, convenient stores, fast fashion, high-tech, to catering and service.

Written by experts in their respective areas, Handbook of East Asia entrepreneurship is an excellent review of theories, policies and empirical evidences on important topics in Entrepreneurship in East Asian economic development. The book is both a superb teaching tool and a valuable handbook in development economics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The “flying-geese” theory of catch-up growth and international business  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Entrepreneurial strategies in Asian latecomer firms Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Catch-down innovation, imitative entrepreneurship and shanzhai production in China Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Entrepreneurship and Asian business systems Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Growth strategies in early-stage technology-intensive firms Download PDF
Chapter  7:  A theory of the ethnically homogeneous middleman group: an institutional alternative to contract law (with an Afterword)  Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Chinese market economy and its effect on guanxi in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The bamboo network in China Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Paternalism in Chinese business systems Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The internationalization of ethnic Chinese family firms Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Japan’s new business incubation revolution Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Chaebols as South Korean entrepreneurship Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Entrepreneurship of SMEs in South Korea Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Technology entrepreneurship in China Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Female entrepreneurship in East Asia Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Toyota and Kiichiro Toyoda Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Leadership transition during intense industry change Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The Sony Corporation Download PDF
Chapter  20:  UNIQLO and Tadashi Yanai Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The Seven & i Group Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Absorptive capacity and the growth of an electronic firm Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The development of Taiwan’s machine tool cluster and key entrepreneurs Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Giant Bicycle and King Liu Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Terry Gou and Foxconn Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Chung Ju Yung and Hyundai Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The innovation of the four dragons in the Korean online game industry  Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Samsung Electronics and its growth strategy Download PDF
Chapter  29:  SM Entertainment and Soo Man Lee Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Capability accumulation and the growth path of Lenovo Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Zong Qinghou and the Wahaha Group Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Alibaba Group and Jack Ma Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Entrepreneurial learning and capabilities development of a manufacturing firm in China Download PDF
Chapter  34:  The strategies of real estate companies in Hong Kong Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Entrepreneurship in the food and catering industry Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Entrepreneurship as a global coordinator Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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