The conclusion sums up the argument for employing an intersectional approach as a central tool in understanding the effects of technological change on workers and entrepreneurs in Taiwan and its East Asian neighbour Hong Kong, against the backdrop of rapid industrial and social changes in recent decades. The intersecting characteristics of gender, age, ethnicity, class, family and national contexts explain how entrepreneurship is discursively constructed and practised by generations of Internet and digital producers, who are attracted to a neoliberal ideology based on individualism and entrepreneurialism. Digital entrepreneurship can be argued to be a form of virtual work and precarious labour, and this research project offers a distinctive analysis of how these new forms of work and labour conditions in the respective contexts—startups in East Asia, corporations in Silicon Valley, the multinational tech companies—acutely reflect the social stratifications that exist in the global digital economy.
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