While firms are attempting to expand into the global environment, many of the formerly communist nations are often misunderstood. Based on field research involving in-depth interviews in China, Central Asia, Myanmar and Indochina, this book provides academics, investors and policy-makers with an introductory overview of enterprise in these transitional economies. A theoretical framework precedes surveys of individual countries. Each chapter has been carefully refereed by national experts. Diligently referenced, the book includes citations of 250 relevant publications, guiding the future researcher through an extensive bibliography. This book is detailed, yet reader-friendly. It combines rigor with vigor, providing valuable insights into the rapidly emerging economies of Asia.