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Enterprise and the state in Korea and Taiwan

While huge family-owned conglomerates, the chaebol, have dominated Korean business, smaller guanxiqiye, interlocking family-based firms, have proved equally formidable in Taiwan. In his account of business-state relations, forms of financing, and the organization of trading companies in the two cases, Fields rejects both cultural-reductionist and rational choice explanations for differences between the two countries. He offers instead an innovative institutional approach that focuses on the complex linkages between social networks and political power
Print Book, English, 1995
Cornell University Press, Ithaca, 1995
xiv, 269 pages ; 24 cm.
9780801430091, 0801430097
1. Institutional Embeddedness and the State
2. Chaebol and the State in Korea
3. Guanxiqiye and the State in Taiwan
4. Financing of the Chaebol
5. Financing of the Guanxiqiye
6. Korea's General Trading Companies
7. Taiwan's Large Trading Companies
8. East Asia's Institutional Edge