Entrepreneurship in the Asia-Pacific: Case Studies

  • Jing Wang
  • Michitaka Kosaka
  • Ke Xing
  • Hua Bai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jing Wang, Michitaka Kosaka, Ke Xing
    Pages 1-17
  3. Entrepreneurship in Manufacturing Industry

  4. Entrepreneurship in Services Industry

  5. Entrepreneurship in New Business and Social Innovation

About this book


This book is dedicated to the analysis of the entrepreneurship in successful companies by presenting and comparing a series of case studies in the Asia-Pacific where many new companies have been growing successfully in the 21th century.  In total, 5 cases in the manufacturing industry, 4 cases in the services industry, and 3 cases related to new business and social innovation are chosen from The mainland of China, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Vietnam. Each case provides insight into the entrepreneur’s aspiration, the processes of personal and business developments, the factors of success, and the inspirations drawn from the analysis. These cases are analyzed and compared from the viewpoints of entrepreneur’s motivation, ability of foreseeing changes and opportunities in the future business environment, core resources and innovation, knowledge management and culture for the company, determination and ethos. These are critical factors in value creation for customers and the society, especially in the future business environment. Finally, commonalities and uniquenesses in entrepreneurship relevant to industry sectors and social-economic-cultural contexts are clarified and a typical entrepreneurship model in the Asia-Pacific is proposed. 


Value creation Knowledge management Business model Innovation management New business development Entrepreneurship

Editors and affiliations

  • Jing Wang
    • 1
  • Michitaka Kosaka
    • 2
  • Ke Xing
    • 3
  • Hua Bai
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Economics and ManagementBeihang UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Japan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyNomiJapan
  3. 3.School of EngineeringUniversity of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  4. 4.School of Economics and ManagementBeihang UniversityBeijingChina

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