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Title: International business and entrepreneurship : an application to Taiwan
Author: Chu, T.-J.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2002
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This dissertation provides a synthesis of the academic research in international business with the key areas of overlap in entrepreneurship research. The geographical application is to Taiwan. The key objectives of the research are twofold. Firstly, to show the importance of creating an interdisciplinary analysis combining international business and entrepreneurship; there has been very little academic research done in the area seeing entrepreneurship through the frameworks of international business research. Secondly, to show that the business success of Taiwanese entrepreneurs and companies can provide many insights for researchers in the fields of international business and entrepreneurship; a key driver of this success is the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park (HSIP), which is a technology district, cluster created by the Taiwanese government in collaboration with banking and industries in 1980. Relative to Japan and Korean business research, Taiwan has been relatively neglected in international business research. Chapter1 provides an introduction to the key research to the key research objectives of the dissertation. Chapter 2 provides an academic literature review of entrepreneurship, showing the key strands of research from economics, management and organisation theory. Chapters 3 and 4 are the key theoretical synthesis chapters: they focus on the issues of technology and knowledge assets, and how they help to combine the academic research of international business and entrepreneurship. Chapter 5 is an analysis of the Taiwanese business system, and how it was conducive to entrepreneurship and the creation of successful global businesses. Chapter 6 is an analysis of the Hsinchu Science-based Industrial Park and its role in Taiwanese technology and entrepreneurship. Chapter 7 is an analysis of 3 case studies of successful Taiwanese technology entrepreneurs. Chapter 8 is a conclusion to the dissertation.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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