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Entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific: Case Studies

Editors: Wang, J., Kosaka, M., Xing, K., Bai, H. (Eds.)

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  • Provides 12 business cases and insight as to their success in entrepreneurship across the Asia-Pacific where many new enterprises have been emerging successfully and growing rapidly in the 21th centuryAnalyzes and compares these cases from the viewpoints of knowledge creation and value creation in the future business environment, and clarifies their commonalities and uniquenesses with respect to social, cultural and economic characteristicsProvides many pictures (10+ photos and pictures in each chapter) for fast and reliable diagnosis

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This book is dedicated to the analysis of the entrepreneurship in successful companies by presenting and comparing a series of case studies in the Asia-Pacific where many new companies have been growing successfully in the 21th century.  In total, 5 cases in the manufacturing industry, 4 cases in the services industry, and 3 cases related to new business and social innovation are chosen from The mainland of China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Each case provides insight into the entrepreneur’s aspiration, the processes of personal and business developments, the factors of success, and the inspirations drawn from the analysis. These cases are analyzed and compared from the viewpoints of entrepreneur’s motivation, ability of foreseeing changes and opportunities in the future business environment, core resources and innovation, knowledge management and culture for the company, determination and ethos. These are critical factors in value creation for customers and the society, especially in the future business environment. Finally, commonalities and uniquenesses in entrepreneurship relevant to industry sectors and social-economic-cultural contexts are clarified and a typical entrepreneurship model in the Asia-Pacific is proposed. 

About the authors

Jing Wang (1960/12/29 - 2018/09/16) received his MS. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and systems engineering from Hiroshima University, Japan, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He was professor and vice dean of the School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, Beijing, China. His research covered production and service system analysis and optimization, service value creation, production planning and control, supply chain management and JITP.
Michitaka Kosaka received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied mathematics and physics from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1977 and 1984, respectively.  He is currently an Emeritus Professor of JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan) and a Guest Professor of Fudan University (China). He had been with Hitachi Ltd. for 31 years, especially with Systems Development Laboratory, where he was a general manager from 2001 to 2005. Then, he joined in JAIST in 2008, where he was a dean of school of knowledge science from 2011 to 2014. His research covers knowledge science, service science, R&D management, financial information systems and stochastic control theory including Kalman filter. He is a fellow of IEEJ, a fellow of SICE and members of several institutes in Japan.
Ke Xing is a Program Director at School of Engineering, University of South Australia. He served as a member of Professional Development Committee at Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) and is a standing committee member of Ecological Development Union International (EDUI) (Australia) (2011 to date). In his academic career, Dr Xing is particularly dedicated to incorporate social, economic, and environmental perspectives into tertiary engineering education and training programs to prepare graduates to become professional engineers with specialized knowledge and skills for achieving sustainability in engineering practice. In his research, he also has extensive projects and publications in the areas of resource-efficient product and service innovation, sustainable industry and community transformation, and low-carbon urban precinct system modeling. To date, he has authored over 80 research publications in books, refereed journals and international conference proceedings.
Hua Bai is currently a Ph. D. candidate at School of Economics and Management, Beihang University, China. She received her M.S. degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, US. Her research focuses on supply chain sustainability management, consumer recycling behavior and neuroeconomics based consumer decision making. She has many research achievements including 4 SCI/EI indexed papers and book chapters in the above mentioned field and serves as reviewer for refereed journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, The Service Industries Journal and etc.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-17

    Wang, Jing (et al.)

  • Shigenobu Nagamori and Nidec Corporation—Realize No. 1 Motor Company Through Developing a Knowledge-Creating Company

    Pages 21-46

    Kosaka, Michitaka (et al.)

  • Jun Lei and Xiaomi—Build Amazing Products with Honest Prices and Let Everyone Enjoy the Fun of Technology

    Pages 47-70

    Qi, Qi (et al.)

  • Guotian Liu and Jinsida Group Co., Ltd.—To Keep Lucid Waters and Lush Mountains for the Next Generation

    Pages 71-91

    Bai, Hua (et al.)

  • Kenny Lin and Thermaltake—Branding Strategy and Product Innovation

    Pages 93-110

    Chao, Lung Chieh (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific: Case Studies
Editors
  • Jing Wang
  • Michitaka Kosaka
  • Ke Xing
  • Hua Bai
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-362-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9362-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-361-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 287
Number of Illustrations
9 b/w illustrations, 131 illustrations in colour
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