Female Entrepreneurship in East and South-East Asia

Female Entrepreneurship in East and South-East Asia
Opportunities and Challenges

by Philippe Debroux

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2010-08-05
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1780632428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This detailed study of female entrepreneurship in Asia examines the high economic growth that is increasingly driven by market-oriented economic reforms favouring entrepreneurship. There is a higher awareness by women of their political and socio-economic rights and recognition by society at large of social legitimacy of women pursuing business activities in their own right. This book assesses socio-cultural and economic factors influencing female entrepreneurship in Asia as well as the process and the tools and challenges that accompany it. Opportunity to acquire knowledge on the socio-economic roles played by women as entrepreneurs in the region Description and analysis of the issue in countries at different stages of economic development and with different socio-economic and cultural environment A broad approach encompassing historical, political, sociological, economics and businesses-related aspects of female entrepreneurship

Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship

Handbook of East Asian Entrepreneurship
A Book

by Tony Fu-Lai Yu,Ho-Don Yan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-10-03
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : 1317658213
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Transnational Entrepreneurship in South East Asia

Transnational Entrepreneurship in South East Asia
Japanese Self-Initiated Expatriate Entrepreneurs

by Kazuko Yokoyama,Sarah Louisa Birchley

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-01-01
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9813292520
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This open access book brings together narratives of inbound and outbound expatriate entrepreneurship in Japan to provide a comprehensive overview of international entrepreneurship in the region. Through in-depth interviews with expatriate entrepreneurs, policymakers, and additional stakeholders it provides the reader with a solid understanding of the current landscape of international entrepreneurship as it relates to Japan and the challenges for policymakers. The topics addressed in this book include definitions of expatriate entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship policy development and implementation, concepts of mindset, cultural brokerage, community, and identity as they relate to Japanese self-initiated expatriate entrepreneurs working in South East Asia and to non-Japanese self-initiated expatriate entrepreneurs working in Japan. Additionally, the book provides an overview of issues connected to regional development and economic growth in Asia. Illustrated through carefully chosen cases from Japan, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Indonesia and developed by connecting these cases to policy and interdisciplinary studies, this book is highly recommended to scholars, policymakers and practitioners who seek an in-depth and up-to-date integrated overview of the field of expatriate entrepreneurship in Asia. .

Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation

Female Entrepreneurship and the New Venture Creation
An International Overview

by Dafna Kariv

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 575
  • ISBN : 041589686X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Women represent the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs today. Despite the enormous economic contributions of this group, female entrepreneurship remains under-explored and inadequately covered in academic literature. Female Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation aims to address this gap by shedding light on the unique aspects of female entrepreneurship. Tracing women’s journey along the venture creation process, Kariv’s book: highlights the creatively different ways in which women approach the entrepreneurial enterprise; takes into account different environmental and cultural constraints that impact female entrepreneurship; provides a theoretical framework for the venture creation process that is practical and broadly applicable; includes in-depth case studies drawn from contributors around the world. This book captures the diversity of female entrepreneurship and provides a valuable synthesis of the insights that emerge from the stories of women entrepreneurs around the world. It will be a valuable resource for students of entrepreneurship, as well as professionals.

Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific

Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific
A Companion to the World Development Report

by World Bank

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2012-10-01
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 0821396269
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Toward Gender Equality in East Asia and the Pacific examines the relationship between gender equality and development and outlines an agenda for public action to promote more effective and inclusive development in East Asian and Pacific countries.

Education and Female Entrepreneurship in Asia

Education and Female Entrepreneurship in Asia
Public Policies and Private Practices

by Mary Ann Maslak

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-09-06
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 1137554835
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines policies and practices that relate to the education of female entrepreneurs in China, India, Singapore, Indonesia, and Japan. Through both textual and interview data, the book reveals the importance of initiatives that structure entrepreneurships for women, and informal learning through networks in a variety of settings which promotes their understandings of business. Part I offers an overview of the formal and informal sectors of the economy and the international development plans related to each. Part II proffers national development plans and business policies related to female entrepreneurship in each of the five countries. Part III provides stakeholders’ perspectives of entrepreneurial learning in each country. Part IV presents conceptual and theoretical models which offer a visual representation of entrepreneurs’ learning process. Finally, Part V grapples with the inclusion of informal learning and networking experiences for female entrepreneurs.

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management

Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management
A Book

by Parissa Haghirian

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-01-29
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 1317859553
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Business and Management provides a comprehensive overview of management and business processes and practices in Japanese companies. The contributors combine theoretical findings and research results with a practical and contemporary view on how corporations and firms are managed in Japan. The handbook is divided into eight sections covering: historical perspectives on Japanese management; structure and theory of the Japanese firm; the corporate environment in Japan; the Japanese work environment; the Japanese market; manufacturing and logistics; interaction and communication; the future of Japanese management. This book is an essential reference resource for students and scholars working on Japanese companies, the Japanese market-place, Japanese consumers, or management processes in the Japanese firm. The book also provides an interesting and informative read for managers who need to deepen their knowledge on Japanese business processes.

A Primer on Policies for Jobs

A Primer on Policies for Jobs
A Book

by Raj Nallari,Breda Griffith,Yidan Wang,Soamiely Andriamananjara,Derek H.C. Chen,Rwitwika Bhattacharya

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2011-12-27
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 082138905X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With shifting global patterns there has been rethinking about the labor market. This book takes a comprehensive look at the macro and micro levels by examining global trends, job creation policies, labor market policies, education and labor, entrepreneurship, and globalization. .

Sustainability and Human Resource Management

Sustainability and Human Resource Management
Developing Sustainable Business Organizations

by Ina Ehnert,Wes Harry,Klaus J. Zink

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2013-07-03
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 3642375243
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The role of HRM in developing sustainable business organizations is increasingly attracting attention. Sustainability can be used as a principle for HRM itself and the tasks of Sustainable HRM are twofold. On the one hand it fosters the conditions for individual employee sustainability and develops the ability of HRM systems to continuously attract, regenerate and develop motivated and engaged employees by making the HRM system itself sustainable. On the other hand Sustainable HRM contributes to the sustainability of the business organizations through cooperation with the top management, key stakeholders and NGOs and by realising economic, ecological, social and human sustainability goals. This book provides a comprehensive review of the new area of Sustainable HRM and of research from different disciplines like sustainable work systems, ergonomics, HRM, linking sustainability and HRM. It brings together the views of academics and practitioners and provides many ideas for conceptual development, empirical exploration and practical implementation. This publication intends to advance the international academic and practice-based debates on the potential of sustainability for HRM and vice versa. In 19 chapters, 26 authors from five continents explore the role of HRM in developing economically, socially and ecologically sustainable organizations, the concept of Sustainable HRM and the role of HRM in developing Sustainable HRM systems and how sustainability and HRM are conceptualized and perceived in different areas of the world.

Managing Across Diverse Cultures in East Asia

Managing Across Diverse Cultures in East Asia
Issues and challenges in a changing globalized world

by Malcolm Warner

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-05-07
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1136260293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why ‘Managing across diverse cultures in East Asia’? We re-examine in this book the link between culture and management across the region vis a vis the new economic, political and social landscape that has appeared over the last decade. We accordingly present a set of chapters on East Asian cultures, economies, societies and their management across the board, focusing on countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, as well as the Overseas Chinese enclaves of Hong Kong SAR, Macao and Taiwan. The contributors to this edited book are all specialists in their respective fields; they hail from a variety of universities and business schools across the world, located in a wide range of countries in the East and in the West. The chapters, we believe, reflect a balance between the past and present, theory and practice, as well as the general and the particular. 'East Asia could not be more important. Malcolm Warner could not be more insightful. Reading Managing Across Diverse Cultures in East Asia will allow you to gain a profound understanding of the cultural complexity in this dynamic region of the world.' - Nancy J. Adler, McGill University, Montreal 'We all need to understand more about management in East Asia, and to learn from it. Managing Across Diverse Cultures in East Asia has contributions from international experts who provide significant insights into the cultures of the most dynamic region in the world today. This book is a landmark publication.' - John Child, University of Birmingham 'This edited volume, with contributions by significant scholars from around the globe, provides a timely and penetrating review of management issues across East Asia, a region that rivals Europe and North American in economic significance and is still ascending. It is a must read for anyone who is interested in international management.' - Kwok Leung, City University of Hong Kong 'Helping a new generation of readers interested in this important region to make better sense, Managing Across Diverse Cultures in East Asia is destined to become a new classic. I expect this well-researched book to be widely read, cited, and debated in the years to come.' - Mike W Peng, University of Texas at Dallas 'Having had such unexpected disasters as earthquakes, floods and financial crises in recent years, we are increasingly dependent on people-management. Development of human resources, in turn, requires region-specific and organization-specific strategies. The present volume edited by Malcolm Warner points the reader to the secret of success in high-performing economies and firms in East Asia.' - Yoko Sano, Kaetsu University, Tokyo

The Environment for Women's Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa

The Environment for Women's Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa
A Book

by Nadereh Chamlou,Leora Klapper,Silvia Muzi

  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 94
  • ISBN : 0821374966
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The commonly held perception is that businesses owned by women in the Middle East and North Africa are small and informal, that they're less sophisticated, and that they're huddled in low-value-added sectors. In fact, as The Environment for Women's Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa shows, there is very little difference between mail- and female-owned firms. Female-owned firms in the region are as well-established, productive, technologically savvy, and connected to global markets as male-owned firms. Although there are many similar characteristics and performance levels between male- and female-owned firms in the region, the book notes that women's entrepreneurship isn't reaching its potential, despite an investment climate that is much less gendered than suspected. With a significant increase in women's education level-in 11 out of 18 countries in the region women outnumber men in universities-and the strong economic rights women have in Islam, women's entrepreneurship can become a far greater engine for growth and diversification than expected in the past. This potential needs to be exploited vigorously. Reforming the investment climate to benefit all players is one important action. The second would be to remove or mitigate hurdles to their economic and social empowerment.

Capital and Entrepreneurship in South-East Asia

Capital and Entrepreneurship in South-East Asia
A Book

by Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-07-27
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1349234699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book traces the growth of capitalism in South East Asia between 1870 and 1941, a crucial element in understanding contemporary economic and political developments in the region. It focuses on three questions. Why was indigenous capitalism so weak in colonial South East Asia? What were the institutional weaknesses in an otherwise dominant Chinese capitalist class, and why did it fail to transform itself into a modern industrial elite? What was the impact of western colonialism and Japanese economic penetration on South East Asia's prospects for achieving sustainable economic growth?

The Making of Women Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong

The Making of Women Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong
A Book

by Priscilla Pue Ho Chu

  • Publisher : Hong Kong University Press
  • Release : 2003-12-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9622096425
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides a detailed account of Chinese industrial entrepreneurs, and describes and explains the phenomena of women entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. It addresses two main issues: first, the characteristics of Chinese entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs; second, the factors that constitute the making of Chinese women entrepreneurs in Hong Kong. From in-depth personal interviews, Priscilla Chu examines the entrepreneur as a person, and as a member of family, organization and society. Having thus established the characteristic features of Chinese entrepreneurship in general, and female entrepreneurship in particular, the author builds a model to summarize the making of female entrepreneurs in Hong Kong, a model which is significantly different from that for male and Western counterparts. The study analyses the distinct Chinese entrepreneurship in relation to familism, Chinese work ethics, family and organizational conditions, and societal and cultural contexts.

Gender and Power in Affluent Asia

Gender and Power in Affluent Asia
A Book

by Krishna Sen,Maila Stivens

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-09-11
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1134710968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gender and Power in Affluent Asia is the first major study to analyse the relatioships between gender and power that have accompanied the rise of Asian affluence.

Women Entrepreneurs in Export Trade

Women Entrepreneurs in Export Trade
A Book

by Saif Siddiqui

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With reference to garment industry in Delhi, India.

The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship

The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship
A Book

by Colette Henry,Teresa Nelson,Kate Lewis

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1317744918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The literature in female entrepreneurship has witnessed significant development in the last 30 years, with the research emphasis shifting from purely descriptive explorations towards a clear effort to embed research within highly informed conceptual frameworks. With contributions from leading and emerging researchers, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship brings together the latest international research, concepts and thinking in the area. With a strong international dimension, this book will facilitate comparative discussion and analysis on all aspects of female entrepreneurship, including start-ups, socio-economic influences, entrepreneurial capital and minority entrepreneurship. Reflecting the subject’s growing importance for researchers, academics and policy makers as well as those involved in supporting women’s entrepreneurship through training programmes, networks, consultancy or the provision of venture capital, The Routledge Companion to Global Female Entrepreneurship will be an invaluable reference resource.

Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century

Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century
A Global Perspective

by Jennifer Aston,Catherine Bishop

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2020-08-30
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 3030334120
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This volume challenges those who see gender inequalities invariably defining and constraining the lives of women. But it also broadens the conversation about the degree to which business is a gender-blind institution, owned and managed by entrepreneurs whose gender identities shape and reflect economic and cultural change." – Mary A. Yeager, Professor Emerita, University of California, Los Angeles This is the first book to consider nineteenth-century businesswomen from a global perspective, moving beyond European and trans-Atlantic frameworks to include many other corners of the world. The women in these pages, who made money and business decisions for themselves rather than as employees, ran a wide variety of enterprises, from micro-businesses in the ‘grey market’ to large factories with international reach. They included publicans and farmers, midwives and property developers, milliners and plumbers, pirates and shopkeepers. Female Entrepreneurs in the Long Nineteenth Century: A Global Perspective rejects the notion that nineteenth-century women were restricted to the home. Despite a variety of legal and structural restrictions, they found ways to make important but largely unrecognised contributions to economies around the world - many in business. Their impact on the economy and the economy’s impact on them challenge gender historians to think more about business and business historians to think more about gender and create a global history that is inclusive of multiple perspectives. Chapter one of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com.

Women Entrepreneurship in Family Business

Women Entrepreneurship in Family Business
A Book

by Vanessa Ratten,Leo-Paul Dana,Veland Ramadani

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-08-04
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 1351580396
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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There has been growing attention placed on the role of female run and managed business in the global economy due to the increasing emphasis on gender equity. Despite the importance of female entrepreneurship, there has only been recently increased research attention devoted to entrepreneurship in the context of female entrepreneurship dynamics. This edited book examines female entrepreneurship and internationalization from both a practical and policy perspective and looks at the role of female entrepreneurship in the global economy.

Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa

Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa
Gender Perspectives and Survival Strategies

by Roksana Bahramitash,Hadi Salehi Esfahani

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-04-29
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN : 1137481420
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Political and Socio-Economic Change in the Middle East and North Africa examines the shortcomings of the economic development policies in the region before and after the Arab uprisings. Many MENA countries tried to pursue neoliberal policies to boost economic growth. However, the outcome was associated with rising and disproportionate unemployment among the youth and women. The focal point of the book is the role of gender and the ways in which policies translate into economic outcomes. Particular attention is paid to women's entrepreneurship, especially as owners of small and medium enterprises, which, as the authors argue, can potentially reduce unemployment and poverty for the population as a whole. The book offers perspectives on wholesome policies that take account of issues concerning gender and youth and, thus, contribute to lower unemployment and reduced poverty and inequity.

Male and Female in Developing South-East Asia

Male and Female in Developing South-East Asia
A Book

by Karim Wazir Wazir

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-03-10
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1000323307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This provocative book seeks to redress inaccuracies in Western perceptions of gender relations in Southeast Asia by bringing to the fore the area's ethnic and cultural variance and showing how women and men explain the informal and psychological dimensions of relationships as vital in holding family, neighbourhood and kinship ties together. Although there are differences between male and female perceptions of sex roles in society, women perceive their situation as disadvantaged rather than less significant. Male-female interpretations of power and status tend to converge usually towards the understanding that the contributions of men and women are equally important in the formation of family and society.