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Islam, Modernity and Entrepreneurship among the Malays : St Antony's - Patricia Sloane

Islam, Modernity and Entrepreneurship among the Malays

St Antony's

Hardcover Published: 23rd November 1998
ISBN: 9780333712757
Number Of Pages: 233

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Sloane examines the culture of capitalism the state created in Malaysia - a nation which in the last ten years or so has experienced some of the highest growth rates in the world. She provides insight into daily economic life in one of the most controversial and perhaps problematic of the 'Asian miracle' economies. This book provides: * the first study of urban, affluent Malay culture in the process of transformation * an examination of Malay modern identity, focusing on Islam's moral and economic ambition as a key shaping factor * analyses the role of religion and culture in establishing new roles of capitalist leadership * a study of the formation of socio-economic alliances and networks among Malay entrepreneurs and their attempts to compete with the existing Chinese networks The book is based on original research on the entrepreneurial leaders in the Malay community and on the author's own participation in Malay business ventures. Sloane draws on her experience of working in Wall Street to analyse the ironies and contradictions in both the prevailing Western, Asian and Malay definitions of entrepreneurship and the 'heroes' of competing styles of capitalism.

Good Worksp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Obligation and Identity: Parents, Spouses, Siblings, and Malaysp. 19
The Islamic View of Entrepreneurship: Modernity and its Rewardsp. 57
The Kampung and the Global Villagep. 89
Networksp. 117
Networking: The Social Relations of Entrepreneurshipp. 119
The Business of Alliances: the Social Emergence of a Dyadic Enterprisep. 133
Dangerous Business: the Social Limits of an Entrepreneurial Identityp. 151
Virtuoso Entrepreneurship: Development and Wealth for All Malaysp. 171
Korporat Visionsp. 187
Conclusionp. 189
Notesp. 205
Referencesp. 217
Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780333712757
ISBN-10: 0333712757
Series: St Antony's
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: 23rd November 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1