The Chinese Family Business Enterprise

by Murray Weidenbaum



The family enterprise is the basic economic unit of the typical overseas Chinese community. Those ethnic-Chinese businesses, in turn, are the pacing element in the fastest growing part of the world--Southeast Asia. The Chinese family enterprise differs in fundamental ways from the usual Western business firm in terms of its organizational structure, nature of decision making, markets served, level of technology, succession, and public profile.

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