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The Business of Politics and Ethnicity

A History of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

This book describes the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce's changing relationship with the state and with businesses in the region.



Some of the wealthiest and most influential businessmen in Singapore and Malaysia have served as leaders of the Chamber. Drawing on archival materials and extensive interviews, Visscher provides lively biographical sketches that highlight the circumstances and personal values that propelled these and other leading Chinese businessmen to success and to prominence.



He also examines Chinese business practices, considering cultural elements as well as state and market forces, and highlights unique features of the Chinese experience in Singapore. By viewing Singapore from the perspective of a well established non-governmental organisation as it struggled, negotiated and cooperated with the state, this book offers an alternative to conventional political histories.

390 pages | 6 x 9

Asian Studies: Southeast Asia and Australia

Economics and Business: Business--Industry and Labor, Economics--History


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