By Alan Smart, Josephine Smart
Globalization is frequently visible as pushed via huge companies and supranational firms. corporations operated by means of petty capitalists should be small, yet there's not anything petty approximately their importance for the operation of economies or our realizing of latest societies, households, and localities. Petty Capitalism and Globalization makes use of ethnographic learn to check how small enterprises in Europe, Asia, and Latin the USA were pressured to function and compete in a fast-moving transnational fiscal surroundings. From Nepalese rug makers to German bakers to Taiwanese reminiscence chip designers, those attention-grabbing case stories delve into the complicated state of affairs of petty capitalists, frequently ambiguously positioned among capital and exertions, cooperation and exploitation, relations and economic climate, culture and modernity, associates and opponents. figuring out the placement of petty capitalists in an international economic system presents classes within the power and barriers of selling small companies and entrepreneurship as a path to sustainable improvement.