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Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy
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    Gary G Hamilton
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Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy

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  • Gary G Hamilton
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  • Business & Economics > Economic History
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Beginning in the 1950s, Taiwan rapidly industrialized, becoming a tributary to an increasingly borderless East Asian economy. And though President Trump has called for the end of American carnage--the loss of U.S. manufacturing jobs--domestic retailers and merchandisers still willingly ship production overseas, primarily to Taiwan. In this book, Gary G. Hamilton and Cheng-shu Kao show how Taiwanese businesspeople have played a tremendous, unsung role in their nation's continuing ascent.

From prominent names like Pou Chen and Hon Hai to the owners of small and midsize firms, Taiwan's contract manufacturers have become the world's most sophisticated suppliers of consumer products the world over. Drawing on over 30 years of research and more than 800 interviews, Hamilton and Kao tell these industrialists' stories.

The picture that emerges is one of agile neo-capitalists, caught in the flux of a rapidly changing landscape, who tirelessly endeavor to profit on it. Making Money reveals its subjects to be at once producers of economic globalization and its byproducts. While the future of Taiwanese business is uncertain, the durability of demand-led capitalism is not.

Making Money: How Taiwanese Industrialists Embraced the Global Economy

Author Bio

Professor Gary G Hamilton teaches in Department of Sociology and The Jackson School of International Studies,
University of Washington, Seattle,

Professor Hamilton has won many honors including Guggenheim Fellowship and Fulbright-Hays Lecturer/Research Award. 

 

Research Interests

  • Comparative Sociology 
  • East Asian Societies 
  • Economic Sociology 
  • Historical Sociology
  • Organization 

Education 

Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, University of Kansas, 1965
Master of Arts degree in Sociology, University of Washington, 1970
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University of Washington, 1975 

 

Source: University of Washington Department of Sociology 

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