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Title Embedded entrepreneurship [electronic resource] : market, culture, and micro-business in insular Southeast Asia / edited by Eldar Bråten.

Imprint Leiden : Koninklijke Brill nV, 2013.


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Description x, 328 p.
Series Social sciences in Asia, 1567-2794 ; v. 36
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Introduction : cultural embedding / Eldar Bråten -- Ethnic experience and global horizons : batik entrepreneurs on a tourist beach in Malaysia / Ingrid Rudie -- Young professionals in urban Java : youth cultures and the imaginary forms of the 'new economy' / Lars Gjelstad -- Gender and moralities of work on Jimbaran Bay, South Bali / Anette Fagertun -- Approaching entrepreneurship : female ambivalence towards expectations of modernity in Malaysia / Solgunn F. Olsen -- The superior Thai-western relationship : a culturally negotiated re-embedding practice / Kristianne Ervik -- Muslim healers in a Hindu context : a Hadrami Arab healing group on Bali / Frode F. Jacobsen -- Courage and trust : from penniless transmigrant to affluent smallholder (and back) in Indonesian Borneo / Olaf H. Smedal -- Struggle for progress : street youth entrepreneurship in Yogyakarta, Indonesia / Ingvild Solvang -- Malaysian Indian enterprises, the means to other business / Nils Hidle -- Building a moral economy : the historical success of Hadrami Sada in Singapore / Leif Manger -- Embedded micro-businesses : trust, incorporation and scaling in Javanese 'family firms' / Eldar Bråten -- Cash, culture and social change : why don't Chewong become entrepreneurs? / Signe Howell and Anja Lillegraven.
Summary "Examines the importance of cultural meaning in the creation and utilization of economic value. Based on case-studies from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, the authors demonstrate that micro-scale entrepreneurship is intertwined with prevailing conceptions, moralities and habituations in the entrepreneurs' social milieu. More specifically, the volume argues that meaning-making is integral to economic opportunity; that economic actors' market agency is shaped by cultural experiences; that entrepreneurs' prototypical "individualism" is socially contingent; and that cultural meanings channel economic value among economic and social domains. Addressing core questions about "embedding", the authors suggest theoretical convergences between economic anthropology and economic sociology"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Small business -- Social aspects -- Southeast Asia -- Case studies.
Entrepreneurship -- Social aspects -- Southeast Asia -- Case studies.
Economic anthropology -- Southeast Asia -- Case studies.
Southeast Asia -- Commerce -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bråten, Eldar.
Rudie, Ingrid. Ethnic experience and global horizons.
ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9789004250284 (pbk.)
9789004255296 (e-book)

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