Singapore's regionalization stratagem led to the establishment of industrial parks in China, India and several South-East Asian countries. The strategic intent behind these overseas projects was twofold: exporting Singapore's competencies such as management know-how, technological capabilities and corrupt-free administration to regions where such positive factors were lacking and secondly, exploiting comparative advantages that each region had to offer. This paper 1 revisits Singapore's flagship projects in Indonesia, Vietnam and India. Evidence from on-site surveys and interviews are presented. This paper contends that progress in these privileged investment zones remains stymied by particular dependencies and challenges in the host environments.
Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy
Yeoh, Caroline and Wong, Siang Yeung.
Extending Economic Boundaries and Exporting Expertise: New Evidence on Singapore's Gambit in Indonesia, Vietnam and India. (2006). Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. 11, (1), 79-105. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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