Chinese Big Business in Indonesia by Christian Chua
The State of Capital (Routledge Comtemporary Southeast Asia Series)

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The disintegration of Indonesia's New Order regime in 1998 and the fall of


Soeharto put an end to the crude forms of centralised authoritarianism and


economic protectionism that allowed large Chinese conglomerates to dom-


inate Indonesia's private sector. Contrary to all expectations, most of the


major capitalist groups, though damaged considerably by the Asian Crisis,


managed to cope with the ensuing monumental political and economic


changes, and now thrive again albeit within a new democratic environment.


In this book Christian Chua assesses the state of capital before, during,


and after the financial and political crisis of 1997/1998 and analyses the


changing relationships between business and the state in Indonesia. Using a


distinct perspective that combines cultural and structural approaches on


Chinese big business with exclusive material derived from interviews with


some of Indonesia’s major business leaders, Chua identifies the strategies


employed by tycoons to adapt their corporations to the post-authoritarian


regime and provides a unique insight into how state-business relationships


in Indonesia have evolved since the crisis.


Chinese Big Business in Indonesia is the first major analysis of capital in


Indonesia since the fall of Soeharto, and will be of interest to graduate


students and scholars of political economy, political sociology, economics


and business administration as well as to practitioners having to do with


Southeast Asian business and politics.


 

About Christian Chua

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Christian Chua works for Deutsche Bank, Germany, and lectures at the Humboldt University Berlin and the University of Frankfurt.
 
Published March 25, 2008 by Routledge. 192 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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