Malaysian Investments in China


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Malaysian Investments in China

Vis færre oplysninger Gomez, Edmund Terence en_US 2009-02-04T10:27:11Z 2009-02-04T10:27:11Z 2006-05-04T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.description.abstract The concept of transnationalism is characterised by an important contradiction. While it makes an important contribution to the literature on identity by focussing on the themes of hybridity and pluralism, when it discusses the issue of transnational capital, it falls into the trap of essentialising ethnicity. Transnational theorist argue that there exists a pan-ethnic unity among the Chinese diaspora that would enable this community to emerge as a new economic force globally. The case studies in this essay reveal, however, that transnational networks do not influence the way ethnic groups do business with co-ethnics in other countries. This study argues that there is significant competition among Chinese-owned enterprises, which explains the dynamism of these firms. There is also much evidence of inter-ethnic corporate ties involving Chinese firms. These findings bring into question the importance of common ethnic identity in transnational business transactions undertaken by the Chinese companies. Keywords: Transnationalism, Chinese Identity, Networks, Enterprise Development. en_US
dc.format.extent 33 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Copenhagen Discussion Papers;2006-007 en_US
dc.title Malaysian Investments in China en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt06maj04 mielmo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort ARC en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Asia Research Centre en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ARC en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at the inaugural international workshop ‘ChinaWorld’ on 10-11 March 2006 at Asia Research Centre, Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.idnumber x656520077 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2006 en_US
dc.title.subtitle Transnationalism and the 'Chineseness' of Enterprise Developement en_US

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