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 China's economy - the world's 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.
History and Culture of Ethnic Chinese Business: Chapter 1: Introduction; The Scope of Study and the Definition of Ethnic Chinese; Ethnic Chinese Business and Rapid Economic Development in East and Southeast Asia; The Rise of Ethnic Chinese Business in Asia; Chapter 2: The Making of Ethnic Chinese Communities; Chinese Emigration; Social Structure and Social Mobility in Ethnic Chinese Communities; Culture and Tradition in Ethnic Chinese Communities; Chapter 3: Historical Roots of Ethnic Chinese Business; Role and Status of Businessmen in Traditional Chinese Society; Traditional Chinese Business Organizations; Role and Status of Businessmen in Ethnic Chinese Communities; Traditional Ethnic Chinese Business Organizations; Chapter 4: The Rise of Modern Ethnic Chinese Business Enterprise; The Rise of Modern Ethnic Chinese Business Enterprise; The Development of Modern Ethnic Chinese Business Enterprise; The Ideology of Modern Ethnic Chinese Business Enterprise; The Structure of Modern Ethnic Chinese Business Enterprise; Structure and Functions of Ethnic Chinese Business: Chapter 5: Ethnic Chinese Family Business and Business Conglomerates; Ethnic Chinese Family Business; Ethnic Chinese Business Conglomerates; Chapter 6: Xinyong (Trust), Guanxi (Relationship), Business Networks and Ethnic Chinese Business; Xinyong and Ethnic Chinese Business; Guanxi, Business Networks and Ethnic Chinese Business; Importance of Business Networks and Business Groups; The Role of Business Networking and the Globalization of Ethnic Chinese Business; Chapter 7: Ethnic Chinese Businessmen and Entrepreneurs; Ethnic Chinese Businessmen; Ethnic Chinese Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship; Chapter 8: Ethnic Chinese Business Management; Confucianism and Traditional Chinese Business Management; Modern Ethnic Chinese Business Management; Contemporary Ethnic Chinese Business Management; Regional Studies: Chapter 9: Chinese Business in Thailand; Coastal Trade and Early Chinese Business; The Rise of Modern Chinese Business Enterprise (1851 - 1942); Case Studies: Chen Cihong and Khaw Soo Cheang Families; The Rise of Chinese Business Conglomerates; Case Study: Bangkok Bank Group; Chapter 10: Chinese Business in Singapore and Malaysia; Entrepot Trade, Middlemen and Chinese Business; Case Studies: Seah Eu Chin and Tan Kim Seng; Commercial Agriculture, Tin-Mining and Revenue Farming; Case Studies: Tan Hiok Nee and Yap Ah Loy; Chinese and the Rise of Rubber; The Rise of Modern Ethnic Chinese Banking and Manufacturing Industry; Case Studies: Wong Ah Fook and Tan Kah Kee; The Development and Growth of Chinese Business in Malaysia Since 1957; The Development and Growth of Chinese Business in Singapore Since 1959; Chapter 11: Chinese Business in Indonesia; Entrepot Trade and Chinese Business; The Rise of Modern Chinese Business and Businessmen; Case Studies: Oei Tiong Ham and Zhang (Tjong) Brothers; Chinese Business in Transition (1907 - 1965); The Rise of Chinese Business Conglomerates; Case Study: Liem Sioe Liong and His Salim Group of Companies; Chapter 12: Chinese Business in the Philippines; International Trade and Chinese Business; Evolution of Modern Chinese Business; Economic Change and the Rise of Chinese Business Conglomerates; Case Studies: Lucio Tan Group and Yuchengco Group of Companies; Chapter 13: Chinese Business in Hong Kong; Trade and the Chinese Business; The Rise of Modern Chinese Enterprise in Hong Kong; The Rise of the Chinese Textile Industry During the Post-war Era; The Transformation of Hong Kong's Economy and the Chinese Business (1950 - 1990); Sino-Western Business Relations in Hong Kong; Case Studies: Li Ka-shing and Henry Fok Ying Tung; Chapter 14: Chinese Business in Taiwan; Chinese Business in Taiwan Before 1895; Chinese Business under Japanese Rule and the Post World War II Period; The Rise of Taiwan as an Economic Power; Entrepreneurship, Confucian Values and Taiwan's Business; Case Studies: Wang Yung-ching and Chang Yung-fa.