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The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems


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1: Michael A. Witt and Gordon Redding: Introduction PART I ASIAN BUSINESS SYSTEMS 2: Michael A. Witt and Gordon Redding: China: Authoritarian Capitalism 3: Gordon Redding, Gilbert Y. Y. Wong, and William K. W. Leung: Hong Kong: Hybrid Capitalism as Catalyst 4: Lawrence Saez: India: From Failed Developmental State Towards Hybrid Market Capitalism 5: Andrew James Rosser: Indonesia: Oligarchic Capitalism 6: Michael A. Witt: Japan: Coordinated Capitalism Between Institutional Change and Structural Inertia 7: Edo Andriesse: Laos: Frontier Capitalism 8: Michael Carney and Edo Andriesse: Malasia: Personal Capitalism 9: Mari Kondo: The Philippines: Inequality-Trapped Capitalism 10: Richard W. Carney: Singapore: Open State-Led Capitalism 11: Michael A. Witt: South Korea: Plutocratic State-Led Capitalism Reconfiguring 12: Taiwan: SME-Oriented Capitalism in Transition 13: Akira Suehiro and Natenapha Wailerdsak: Thailand: Post-Developmentalist Capitalism 14: Quang Truong and Chris Rowley: Vietnam: Post-State Capitalism PART II THEMES IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 15: Michael Carney: Business Groups in Asia: An Institutional Perspective 16: Christina L. Ahmadjian: Corporate Governance and Business Systems in Asia 17: Gordon Redding, Michael Harris Bond, and Michael A.Witt: Culture and the Business Systems of Asia 18: Stephen J. Frenkel and Kyoung-Hee Yu: Employment Relations and Human Resource Management in Asia: Explaining Patterns in Asian Societies 19: Leslie Young: Financial Systems in Asia: Where Politics Meets Development 20: Axele Giroud: MNEs in Asian Business Systems 21: Arnoud De Meyer: National R&D Systems and Technology Development in Asia 22: Arie Y. Lewin and Xing Zhong: The Co-evolution of Global Sourcing of Business Support Functions and the Economic Development of Asian Emerging Economies 23: Peter Ping Li and Gordon Redding: Social Capital in Asia: Its Dual Nature and Function 24: Richard W. Carney and Michael A. Witt: The Role of the State in Asian Business Systems 25: Shige Makino and Daphne W. Yiu: A Survey of Strategic Behaviour and Firm Performance in Asia PART III EVOLUTIONARY TRAJECTORIES 26: Regina M. Abrami: Pictures of the Past: Historical Influences in Contemporary Asian Business Systems 27: Solee Shin and Gary G. Hamilton: Beyond Production: Changing Dynamics of Asian Business Groups 28: Richard Whitley: Change and Continuity in East Asian Business Systems PART IV CONCLUSIONS 29: Michael A. Witt and Gordon Redding: Asian Business Systems: Implications and Perspectives for Comparative Business Systems and Varieties of Capitalism Research 30: Gordon Redding and Michael A. Witt: Asian Business Systems: Implications for Managerial Practice

About the Author

Michael A. Witt is a Professor of Asian Business and Comparative Management at the Singapore campus of INSEAD. He is the General Editor of Asian Business & Management, an SSCI-listed journal on business and management in the Asian context. He is an Associate in Research at the Reischauer Institute at Harvard University, and for 2011/12, he held a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers to conduct research at the Free University Berlin. His other books include The Future of Chinese Capitalism, with Gordon Redding (OUP, 2007), Changing Japanese Capitalism (CUP, 2006), and an eight-volume edited compilation of seminal contributions on Asian business and its institutional context, Major Works in Asian Business and Management (SAGE, 2012). He has published many articles in leading journals, including the Socio-Economic Review, the Journal of International Business Studies, the Asia Pacific Journal of Management, and Asian Business & Management. Gordon Redding is based at INSEAD in Singapore, teaching Asian business. He holds an Emeritus Professorship at the University of Hong Kong where he taught for twenty-four years, and where he founded and directed the business school. He is also Secretary-General of the HEAD Foundation in Singapore, a think-tank devoted to regional issues of social capital and development via higher education. His books include The Working Class Manager (Saxon House), Spirit of Chinese Capitalism (de Gruyter), The Enterprise and Management in East Asia (Centre of Asian Studies), edited with Stewart Clegg and Dexter Dunphy, Capitalism in Contrasting Cultures (de Gruyter), edited with Stewart Clegg, International Cultural Differences (Dartmouth), and Cross-Cultural Management (Elgar) with Bruce Stening. A long collaboration with Peter Berger resulted in the co-editing of The Hidden Form of Capital (Anthem).


The individual chapters are excellently written ... Whether as a reference or a first step into this interesting and eclectic school of thought, the Handbook will prove a useful tool. * Francis E. Hutchinson, Journal of Southeast Asian Economics *

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