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A great collection of articles on entrepreneurship on Asia that provides readers with one of the single best resources on key drivers on Asian economic growth. From analyzing the impact of middle class female entrepreneurs in Japan, to the role of family-owned businesses in China, to technological change in Taiwan and Singapore, this is a great series on the critical role entrepreneurship plays in the health of economies.
This remarkable Sage collection provides a well-planned synergy worth much more than the sum of its parts.
Entrepreneurship is getting more important in Asia as the conventional 9 to 5 jobs have declined in proportion. For instance, in Singapore, the number of self-employed has increased from 227,000 in 1996 to over 312,000 in 2012. Equally important is the fact that most governments in the world,including those in Asia, face persistent budget deficits. Hence, governments in general have less resources to invest to generate jobs. We therefore need more entrepreneurs and especially creative ones to spear the economic growth. We need to know the determinants of entrepreneurship.
Dr. Léo-Paul Dana is the best and most active professor I have ever known in the field of Asian Entrepreneurship. I must say no Asian native researcher can excel him. He has extensively travelled and lived in this region, and his knowledge about Asia, ranging from culture to academics, has been highly regarded. This book is surely a must for scholars and students in this field.
This book just makes it a simple task not only to obtain an introduction to what is going on in Asia but also to get an almost complete picture of what is happening on the entrepreneurial scene. There is thus no doubt in the reviewer’s mind that Asian Entrepreneurship should be bought by all university libraries.