Re-Engineering Economic Space: The Case of Singapore's Transborder Industrialization 'Gambits' in Asia
The exportability of Singapore's industrial-development model to other Asian environments has been one of the hallmarks of the city-state's regionalization program, together with the state-led, market-driven intervention that has underscored the city-state's development strategies. The paper presents an empirical analysis on the portability of this transborder industrialization strategy, and contributes new insights to the discourse on state-enterprise networks in promulgating transnational entrepreneurial ventures. Empirical evidence from on-site surveys and interviews in Indonesia, China, Vietnam and India will be presented. Our study concludes that, while the calculated, schematised efforts have been remarkable, this attempt at re-engineering economic space beyond the city-state has not fully accounted for the intricacies of either economic, or socio-political, realities in the host environments.
Business Administration, Management, and Operations
Strategy and Organisation
Journal of Asia Business Studies
YEOH, Caroline; How, Wilfred Pow Ngee; and Sim, Victor.
Re-Engineering Economic Space: The Case of Singapore's Transborder Industrialization 'Gambits' in Asia. (2010). Journal of Asia Business Studies. 1, (1), 34-45. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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