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«Boss» Island

The Subcontracting Network and Micro-Entrepreneurship in Taiwan's Development


Gwo-Shyong Shieh

Contents: The book deals with the subcontracting system in Taiwan and the effects that it has brought about for the export-oriented industrialization in the past three decades. Its whole organization, the dynamics of the contracting unit, the subcontracted workshop, and the subcontracting point, as well as the becoming of one's own boss are examined.