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Confucian capitalism : discourse, practice and the myth of Chinese enterprise

Author: Yao Souchou
Publisher: Richmond : Routledge Curzon, 2002.
Series: Chinese worlds.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The discourse of Confucian Capitalism has been crucial in shaping our understanding of the brilliant economic successes of the Chinese diaspora all over the world. From this perspective, hard work, family values, and communal cohesion, as well as business practices based on sentiment, trust, and social networks, are the legendary means of explaining the wealth and commercial talent of these remarkable people. The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yao Souchou
ISBN: 0700715835 9780700715831
OCLC Number: 47938604
Description: 186 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Confucian capitalism: discourse, practice, longing --
2. The immigrant enterprise syndrome and the capitalist myth --
3. With the Chinese traders in Belaga: the romance of business endeavour and the narrative of virtue --
4. Cheng Jia: economics, sexuality and marital choice --
5. Kan dian: power, work relations and the invention of the family --
6. Guanxi as cultural model: social pleasure, material gain and the trading of words --
7. Xingyong: trust, faith and the failure of status --
8. Chinese business networks and the penalty of culture --
9. Epilogue: power of myth and practical vision.
Series Title: Chinese worlds.
Responsibility: Yao Souchou.
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This book interrogates the Confucian capitalism thesis which dominates the approach to Chinese business behaviour in management and social sciences.  Read more...

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