Management in Southeast Asia: A Business Systems Perspective

Witt, Michael A. (2019). Management in Southeast Asia: A Business Systems Perspective. In Robert Grosse and Klaus Meyer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets, pp. 821-841. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

INSEAD Working Paper No. 2019/17/STR

33 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2018 Last revised: 17 Apr 2019

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Michael A. Witt

INSEAD; Harvard University, Reischauer Institute

Date Written: April 16, 2019

Abstract

This Oxford Handbook chapter provides an overview of business and management in Southeast Asia. Drawing on the Business Systems (Varieties of Capitalism) literature, it lays out the institutional features of business in the region: Singapore as an exponent of advanced city economies, and the remainder of the region as Southeast Asian emerging markets. The chapter identifies key historical themes and material forces that have led to the emergence of these ways of organizing economies in the region and discusses their key characteristics. The chapter further discusses typical strategies by foreign direct investors coming into the region as well as the state of multinational enterprises emerging from the region.  

Keywords: National Business Systems, Varieties of Capitalism, Southeast Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand

Suggested Citation

Witt, Michael A., Management in Southeast Asia: A Business Systems Perspective (April 16, 2019). Witt, Michael A. (2019). Management in Southeast Asia: A Business Systems Perspective. In Robert Grosse and Klaus Meyer (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Management in Emerging Markets, pp. 821-841. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.; INSEAD Working Paper No. 2019/17/STR. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3160816 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3160816

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