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Mobile Chinese entrepreneurs.

Author: Chan Kwok-bun; Chan Wai-wan
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer, 2011.
Series: International series on consumer science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Mobile Chinese Entrepreneurs draws extensively on the narratives of sixteen small-to-medium business owners, born on the mainland, who have immigrated to Hong Kong and returned to their ancestral hometowns in China to establish their enterprises. For these executives, business and social life alike are marked by constant interplay of identities, such as individual identity/group membership and ancestral/immigrant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kwok-bun, Chan.
Mobile Chinese Entrepreneurs.
Dordrecht : Springer, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Chan Kwok-bun; Chan Wai-wan
ISBN: 9781441996435 1441996435
OCLC Number: 753480267
Description: 1 online resource (165 pages).
Contents: Shuttling Nomads in Mobile Times --
Research Methodology.-Identity, Interpersonal Networking, and Enterprise Management.-Seven Vignettes --
The Spatial Triangulation of Immigrant Entrepreneurship --
Association: Mediating Self-Identities --
The Double-Edged Sword: Mobility and Entrepreneurship --
Conclusion.
Series Title: International series on consumer science.

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Mobile Chinese Entrepreneurs draws extensively on the narratives of sixteen small-to-medium business owners, born on the mainland, who have immigrated to Hong Kong and returned to their ancestral hometowns in China to establish their enterprises. For these executives, business and social life alike are marked by constant interplay of identities, such as individual identity/group membership and ancestral/immigrant identity. Yet as often as this juggling of multiple "selves" can be beneficial in the economic sphere, it can also lead to feelings of rootlessness and alienation. Writing w.

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