This book investigates entrepreneurial initiatives in the three largest ecomies of the world: China, Japan and the USA. It brings together historical, institutional, and ethgraphic approaches and highlights entrepreneurial patterns that result from cultural, legal, and political forces that facilitate and constrain entrepreneurship.
CHIKAKO USUI Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Missouri St. Louis, USA. She specializes in the areas of comparative social policy and political economy of Japan. She is co-author of Amakudari: The Hidden Fabric of Japan's Economy and Japan's Population Aging and Silver Industries in The Silver Market Phenomenon (edited by F. Kolbacher and C. Herstatt).