The Resource Economic success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia : identity, ethnic cooperation and conflict, Janet Tai Landa

Economic success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia : identity, ethnic cooperation and conflict, Janet Tai Landa

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Economic success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia : identity, ethnic cooperation and conflict
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Economic success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia
Title remainder
identity, ethnic cooperation and conflict
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Janet Tai Landa
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides an original analysis of the economic success of Overseas Chinese merchants in Southeast Asia: The ethnically homogeneous group of Chinese middlemen is an informal, low-cost organization for the provision of club goods, e.g. contract enforcement, that are essential to merchants' success. The author's theory - and various extensions, with emphasis on kinship and other trust relationships - draws on economics and the other social sciences, and beyond to evolutionary biology. Empirical material from her fieldwork forms the basis for developing her unique, integrative and transdisciplinary theoretical framework, with important policy implications for understanding ethnic conflict in multiethnic societies where minority groups dominate merchant roles. The study of the Chinese merchants is of important and general significance for many reasons, as masterly demonstrated by this collected volume. Only recently did economists begin to appreciate the role of legal institutions in facilitating trade. Janet Landa has gone further to call our attention to the presence of social institutions, such as the ethnically homogeneous Chinese middleman group, mutual aid communities, social norms, trust, identity, and guanxi, to structure exchange relationships, without which trade and specialization would be severely impaired ... In conducting her research on merchants, Landa also becomes a pioneer in engaging economic research with the rich scholarship in other social sciences and with evolutionary biology, and made them an integral part of her theoretical framework. --Ronald Coase Janet Landa is a pioneer in the application of transaction cost models to the study of ethnically-based economic networks. The present volume synthesizes a lifetime of work on Chinese middlemen. It combines the analytic methods of economics with theoretically-driven ethnographic research. It shows how division of labor within ethnic communities, social capital based on trust relationships, a deeply embedded code of ethics, the potential for monitoring and sanctioning dishonesty, and ways to internally generate mutual trust, the foundation of social capital, can explain the success of ethnic middleman entrepreneurs. --Bernard Grofman [Janet Landa's] new book sparkles with interdisciplinary insight into a timeless question: How can we understand the functions, as well as the dysfunctions, of multiethnic societies that exhibit ethnically-based patterns of economic specialization, such as the ethnically Chinese traders in Southeast Asia? Landa draws on her decades of work to provide answers firmly grounded in the New Institutional Economics and its implications for the central role ethnically homogeneous middleman groups play in societies where government does not provide reliable protection of private property and enforcement of contracts. --Beth Yarbrough
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Landa, Janet Tai
Dewey number
382/.0951059
Index
index present
LC call number
HF3790.8.Z5
LC item number
L36 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Chinese
  • Chinese
  • Merchants
  • Success in business
  • Chinese
  • China
  • Southeast Asia
  • China
  • Southeast Asia
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Economic success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia : identity, ethnic cooperation and conflict, Janet Tai Landa
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction -- Empirical Studies of Chinese Mutual Aid and Economic Organizations in Singapore And Malaysia -- The Ethnically Homogeneous Middleman Group and Chinese Family Firms: Theoretical Approaches -- Economic Success of Overseas Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia: Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict
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9783642540196
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10.1007/978-3-642-54019-6
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  • (OCoLC)965196083
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Economic success of Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia : identity, ethnic cooperation and conflict, Janet Tai Landa
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-642-54019-6
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Empirical Studies of Chinese Mutual Aid and Economic Organizations in Singapore And Malaysia -- The Ethnically Homogeneous Middleman Group and Chinese Family Firms: Theoretical Approaches -- Economic Success of Overseas Chinese Merchants in Southeast Asia: Cooperation, Competition, and Conflict
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642540196
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
SpringerLink
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-54019-6
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)965196083
  • (OCoLC)ocn965196083

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