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Dynamics of Virtual Work

Digital Entrepreneurship, Gender and Intersectionality

An East Asian Perspective

Authors: Leung, Wing-Fai

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  • First major research endeavour to investigate gender and technical change in Taiwan and among female workers in Silicon Valley
    Examines entrepreneurs not as business owners or Asian capitalists, but focuses on the identities of the workers and their cultural and creative work 
    Based on a wealth of original empirical research and first hand information

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This book details qualitative research focusing on Internet startups, digital entrepreneurship, race and sex discrimination, and the sharing economy. 

Addressing the intersections between issues of gender, age, ethnicity and class, the author interviews startup founders, including many husband and wife teams, in order to understand the working and private lives of digital entrepreneurs in and from Taiwan who utilise Internet and mobile technologies, against a backdrop of the country’s political, social and economic history. It investigates contemporary debates about entrepreneurship as they are experienced by new generations of start-uppers who challenge existing social and cultural norms by becoming creative workers and embracing the precarity that exists in the volatile digital economy.

About the authors

Wing-Fai Leung is Lecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries at King’s College London, UK.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook £47.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97523-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover £59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-97522-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-07366-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Digital Entrepreneurship, Gender and Intersectionality
Book Subtitle
An East Asian Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Dynamics of Virtual Work
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97523-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97523-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97522-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07366-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 226
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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