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Islam, Modernity and Entrepreneurship Among the Malays
By Patricia Sloane
The book is based on original research on the entrepreneurial leaders in the Malay community and on the author's own participation in Malay business ventures. Sloane draws on her experience of working in Wall Street to analyse the ironies and contradictions in both the prevailing Western, Asian and Malay definitions of entrepreneurship and the 'heroes' of competing styles of capitalism.
PART ONE: GOOD WORKS
Obligation and Identity: Parents, Spouses, Siblings, and Malays
The Islamic View of Entrepreneurship: Modernity and Its Rewards
The Kampung and the Global Village
PART TWO: NETWORKS
Networking: The Social Relations of Entrepreneurship
The Business of Alliances: The Social Emergence of a Dyadic Enterprise
Dangerous Business: The Social Limits of an Entrepreneurial Identity
Virtuoso Entrepreneurship: Development and Wealth for All Malays
PART THREE: KORPORAT VISIONS
PATRICIA SLOANE has conducted field-work in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for eighteen months in 1993 and 1994 and earned a DPhil in Social Anthropology from Oxford University in 1996. She was appointed as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies at the National University of Malaysia where she researched middle-class culture. Past and current ethnographic research on Malaysia consists of: direct participation in some of the nation's largest corporations; extensive participant-observation of smaller firms in the technology and service sectors; interviews with senior executives and political leaders; analysis of Malay Muslim expressions of modernity, ethnicity, and identity; as well as extensive daily participation in urban Malay domestic and social life and economic networks.