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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. Introduction: Confucian capitalism - Discourse, practice, desire 2. Chinese business and the narrative of virtue 3. Management authority and the invention of the family 4. Guanxi I: A cultural model - Sentiment, performance and the trading of words 5. Guanxi II: Culture, strategy and the nobility of exchange 6. Cheng Chia, or Taking a wife to market: Economics, sexuality and marital choice 7. Lai Wang: Network, business opportunity and the politics of development 8. Conclusion
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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