Edmund Terence Gomez is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Malaya, Malaysia. His published books include Chinese Business in Malaysia: Accumulation, Ascendance, Accommodation and Chinese Business in Southeast Asia: Contesting Essentialism, Understanding Entrepreneurship. He is currently co-authoring a book on the history of the Chinese in the UK.
Many Chinese immigrants have set up family businesses in the UK and Malaysia. Despite their common ethnicity, they share few other traits