International Series on Consumer Science

Mobile Chinese Entrepreneurs

Authors: Kwok-bun, Chan, Wai-wan, Chan

  • Highlights critical issues in migrant economics
  • Focuses on theoretical considerations and empirical data
  • Offers a unique ethnic study
  • Provides insights into socioeconomic behaviors
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About this book

From nomadic traders in the ancient world to peddlers on the American frontier, the immigrant entrepreneur is a timeless figure. In our current age of globalization and multinational corporations, however, this experience is complicated by patterns of adaptation and transformation,relocation and re-invention.

Mobile Chinese Entrepreneurs draws extensively on the narratives of sixteensmall-to-medium business owners, born on the mainland, who have immigrated to Hong Kong and returned to China to establish their enterprises.For these executives, business and social life alike are marked by constant interplay of identities, such as individual identity/group membership and ancestral/immigrant identity. Yet as often as this juggling of these “selves”can be beneficial in the economic sphere, it can also lead to feelings of rootlessness and alienation. Writing with rare sensitivity, the authors synthesize insights from economic sociology, psychology, ethnic relations, and social networks, creating an exploration of social capital and social identity comparable to similar groups of businessmen and –women in other areas of the world.

 Among the topics examined:

  • Life/work balance and the role of family.
  • Transient identities: local, Hongkonger, Chinese, international.
  • Social organizations as drivers of public and private life.
  • Clashes between managerial generations.
  • Ethnic businesses and government policy: prosperity, marginalization, and points in between.

Mobile Chinese Entrepreneurs will interest researchers in family sociology, economic sociology, and psychology, not only those who focus on this particular population but also those seeking unique perspectives into immigrant experience.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Shuttling Nomads in Mobile Times

    Kwok-bun, Chan (et al.)

    Pages 1-3

  • Research Methodology

    Kwok-bun, Chan (et al.)

    Pages 5-10

  • Identity, Interpersonal Networking and Enterprise Management

    Kwok-bun, Chan (et al.)

    Pages 11-27

  • Seven Vignettes

    Kwok-bun, Chan (et al.)

    Pages 29-68

  • The Spatial Triangulation of Immigrant Entrepreneurship

    Kwok-bun, Chan (et al.)

    Pages 69-90

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2981-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mobile Chinese Entrepreneurs
Authors
Series Title
International Series on Consumer Science
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-9643-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-9643-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-9642-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2981-4
Series ISSN
2191-5660
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 165
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