Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders / Edition 1

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Overview

Although there are other reference books about Asian Americans, no other book focuses solely on businesspeople. This collection of engagingly written biographies gives the details on the lives of 96 Asian men and women who have had successful business careers, giving information on their education, training, and career highlights and histories. The book provides valuable information as well as inspiration to students, from high school through university. Each biography concludes with references for further reading, and an appendix lists the people profiled by field of business, from fashion to restaurant franchises, from high technology to the movie industry.

Each biography in ^IDistinguished Asian American Business Leaders^R tells the story of an individual who has worked hard and often surmounted such obstacles as prejudice, learning the English language and American customs, attaining higher education, and working long hours to start a business or succeed in a company. These life stories not only reflect individual triumphs but also the trials of families and ethnic groups who applied their skills and passions for economic prosperity. Included in the biographies are an Internet entrepreneur who successfully negotiated a $400 million deal from Microsoft Corporation and another who, along with his partner, gave away $100 million in bonuses to their employees after the lucrative sale of their company. Some of the people profiled are highly educated with law and doctorate degrees, while others never completed college. Some have experienced extreme poverty, including those who came to this country as boat people after the Vietnam War; others were born to wealth but have had to fight to achieve their business goals. Each biography ends with a bibliography for further reading. The book is aimed not only at high school and college students but any person interested in how some Asian Americans, from recent immigrant to fourth generation, labored to realize their entrepreneurial and corporate dreams. The stories show that business is rich in creative opportunities that cannot be easily limited to a single management theory.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573563444
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/30/2003
  • Series: Distinguished Asian Americans Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

NAOMI HIRAHARA is an independent writer and editor.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Ai, C. K.

Alker, Pauline Lo

Arai, Rioichiro (Ryoichiro)

Aratani, George

Asera, Larry

Ayer, Ramani

Bajaj, Kavelle R.

Banatao, Dado

Bhatia, Sabeer

Bose, Amar

Campbell, Phyllis

Chan, F. Chow

Chen, Roger H.

Cherng, Andrew

Chu, David

Chu, James

Chun, Ellery J.

Clemente, Lilia

Cole, Donna Fujimoto

Do, Yen Ngoc

Domoto, Kanetaro

Flores, Eddie, Jr.

Flores, Pedro

Friedman, Fritz

Gin, Sue Ling

Gupta, Rajaj

Gupta, Vinita

Harrison, Supenn

Hayes, Helen Young

Ho, Chinn

Hong, Benjamin B.

Huang, Mercedes del Rosario

Hwang, Rose

Isaki, Paul

Iwamoto, Robert, Jr.

Jao, Frank

Jimenez, Josephine

Jung, Andrea

Kim, Charles

Kim, James J.

Kim, Jeong H.

Kim, Kija

Kim, Steve Y.

Kodani, Gennosuke

Krishnan, Lata

La, Tri

Lam, David K.

Lau, Joanna

Lee, Chris

Lee, David S.

Lee, Lilly V.

Lee, Noel

Lewis, Loida Nicolas

Liang, Christine

Lung, Chin

Mehta, Sonny

Merchant, Ismail

Mow, William

Nagumo, Shoji

Nakasone, Robert

Natori, Josie

Ng, Kim

Ngan, Win Chuai

Ngoy, Ted

Nguyen, Sean

Nishimura, Ko

Nooyi, Indra K.

Oki, Scott D.

Ow, George, Jr.

Pagkalinawan, Cecilia

Phung, Doan Lien

Qureshey, Safi U.

Sassa, Scott M.

Schilling, Leslie Tang

Shin, Charlie

Shoong, Joe

Sie, John J.

Sugahara, Kay

Tanimura, George

Tellez, Cora M.

Tokioka, Masayuki

Tran, David

Tran, David Du

Tsai, Gerald

Tu, John

Wang, An

Wang, Don J.

Wang, Vera

Wo, Yick

Woo, Charlie

Yamagata, Elaine

Yamauchi, Tsuru

Yang, Janet

Yang, Jerry

Young, Shirley

Yuen, Henry

Appendix: Distinguished Asian American Business Leaders Arranged by Field

Index

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