1. The rise of the network transnational corporation: an introduction -- 2. The emergence of transnational corporations from Asian newly industrialised economies -- 3. Conceptualising transnational corporations as networks of governance structures -- 4. Hong Kong firms in ASEAN: business organisation and corporate strategies -- 5. The social organisation of business networks -- 6. The political economy of Hong Kong firms in ASEAN -- 7. Competing in the global Triad: competitive advantage and business networks -- 8. Understanding transnational corporations and business networks -- App. 1. Attributes of parent Hong Kong transnationals and their ASEAN subsidiaries -- App. 2. Profiles of selected Hong Kong transnational corporations.
Drawing upon extensive field research in Hong Kong and South-east Asia, this book focuses on networks of business and personal relationships as a key means of transnational operations. The book highlights the role of Chinese business networks in facilitating the emergence of transnational corporations from an Asian newly industrialised economy - Hong Kong. This book is a timely theoretical and empirical contribution to the recent debate on the nature and operations of 'bamboo networks' within the global economy and their role in the rapid economic growth and regional integration among Asia-Pacific economies.