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The State Really Does Matter


Applied Case Study

China has been strongly featured in the business literature, due to its increasing importance as a global political and economic power. This case study focuses on one of the less-discussed aspects of China’s rise to economic prominence: the existence of the Chinese diaspora.

Winning and Losing: Where You Live Really Matters


Applied Case Study

Many researchers have suggested that, in the present period of globalization, we are seeing the emergence of a transnational elite, or ‘transnational capitalist class’ in the words of Sklair (1998). In this case study, we will consider German businesspeople and diplomats in London in light of how well they meet this definition, and in what ways they could be considered a transnational capitalist elite.