Green Card Voices (Organization) and Green Card Voices (Organization)
Immigrants--Minnesota--Minneapolis--Biography and Business enterprises, Foreign--Minnesota--Minneapolis
'This book gives us a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the fastest-growing segment of entrepreneurialism in our region.'-- Johnathan Weinhshagen, CEO and President of Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce Green Card Entrepreneur Voices: How-To Business Stories from Minnesota Immigrants is a collection of essays and digital narratives from twenty immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs living in Minnesota. Written in the tellers'own words, these stories offer insight into immigrant entrepreneur expertise: how they did it, why they did it, and what they learned in the process. These storytellers, who come from nineteen different countries, describe their childhoods, the reasons they left their homes, their first moments in a strange land, and the ways they've contributed to their new home. They've build multi-million-dollar companies, founded community arts organizations, developed products that support their home countries, and designed new organizations in the US based on their cultural traditions. They are social entrepreneurs, company founders, and everything in between. Immigrants are among the most entrepreneurial individuals in our nation. They create new companies, provide jobs, and contribute to the American economic landscape. This book, along with its accompanying video narratives, memorializes these contributions. Green Card Entrepreneur Voices is an inspirational resource and how-to guide for anyone who wants to know what it takes to succeed as an (immigrant) entrepreneur in our nation.
Investments, Foreign--Mexico--History, Elite (Social sciences)--Mexico--History, Businesspeople--Mexico--History, Industrial policy--Mexico--History, and Business enterprises, Foreign--Mexico--History
The relationship between business and politics is crucial to understanding Mexican history, and Pesos and Politics explores this relationship from the mid-nineteenth century dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz through the Mexican Revolution (1876–1940). Historian Mark Wasserman argues that throughout this era, over the course of successive regimes, there was an evolving enterprise system that had to balance the interests of the Mexican national elite, state and local governments, large foreign corporations, and individual foreign entrepreneurs. During and after the Revolution these groups were joined by organized labor and organized peasants. Contrary to past assessments, Wasserman argues that no one of these groups was ever powerful enough to dominate another. Because Mexican governments and elites committed themselves to economic models that relied on foreign investment and technology, they had to reach a balance that simultaneously attracted foreign entrepreneurs, but did not allow them to become too powerful or too privileged. Concentrating on the three most important sectors of the Mexican economy: mining, agriculture, and railroads, and employing a series of case studies of the careers of prominent Mexican business people and the operations of large U.S.-owned ranching and mining companies, Wasserman effectively demonstrates that Mexicans in fact controlled their economy from the 1880s through 1940; foreigners did not exploit the country; and, Mexicans established, sometimes shakily, sometimes unplanned, a system of relations between foreigners, elite and government (and later unions and peasant organizations) that maintained checks and balances on all parties.
Khee Giap Tan, Kong Yam Tan, Khee Giap Tan, and Kong Yam Tan
Business enterprises, Foreign and Investments, Foreign
There is a large literature dealing with the spillover effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to emerging and developing economies at the aggregate level. Beyond the aggregate impacts, a growing number of studies also examine the impact of FDI spillovers on firms of different sizes, especially small and medium enterprises (SME). This book is dedicated to exploring issues relating to the various interactions between FDI flows, productivity spillovers and SMEs in Asia and beyond. It studies globalization, FDI, and regional innovation in China, and trade and investment liberalization in India. It analyses how to promote SMEs and enhance labor productivity in Singapore. It investigates the impact of intellectual property rights processes on productivity growth. It documents the use of finance and financing patterns of informal firms. It uses empirical analysis to point out the limitations of traditional banks lending to SMEs and suggests possible policy approaches facilitating them to access growth capital. It also provides an empirical investigation of the main determinants of entrepreneurial activities.
Schmitz, Marc, Warner, Philip J., Schmitz, Marc, and Warner, Philip J.
Taxation--Law and legislation--Luxembourg, Tax planning--Luxembourg, and Business enterprises, Foreign--Taxation--Law and legislation--Luxembourg
Luxembourg in International Tax takes an in-depth look at corporate taxation in Luxembourg and the tax issues that may be of interest in an international environment. Although it principally focuses on those areas of interest to international investors and tax experts requiring a clear explanation of corporate tax in Luxembourg, it is also of interest to locally based practitioners. The first edition rapidly became a standard reference work in Luxembourg tax literature, and its reputation was maintained through the second edition, which continued being referred to and selling long after the date of issue. This new edition of the book is updated to incorporate tax developments on the national level up to January 2015, including the latest changes on the exchange of information, advance tax clearances and the codification of the arm's length standard. It also covers Luxembourg's intellectual property box regime, private wealth management companies and other investment entities, and the taxation of financing activities in Luxembourg. Furthermore, it contains a new chapter on tax treaties, which provides insight into the particularities of Luxembourg's treaty network and its interaction with domestic law. The book provides a vast amount of up-to-date information combined with an in-depth analysis of business taxation in Luxembourg. It is a valuable guide for international tax experts wishing to gain a better understanding of corporate tax in Luxembourg as well as for locally based practitioners. With numerous examples given in each chapter, it will also be of interest to students.