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Digital Entrepreneurship, Gender and Intersectionality

An East Asian Perspective

  • Leung Wing-Fai

Part of the Dynamics of Virtual Work book series (DVW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Leung Wing-Fai
    Pages 1-43
  3. Leung Wing-Fai
    Pages 161-196
  4. Leung Wing-Fai
    Pages 197-219
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-226

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

Sinosphere Taiwan The creative economy Virtual work New occupational identities

Authors and affiliations

  • Leung Wing-Fai
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s College LondonLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97523-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97522-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97523-8
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