Publication Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date



Singapore’s regionalization program is centred on a number of industrial township developments in China, India and several Southeast Asian countries. These townships are led by Singapore government-linked companies and are premised on the perception that Singapore’s positive reputation with multinational corporations, for efficient industrial infrastructure and stable, corrupt-free administration, will give the townships a marketing advantage. Their progress is a litmus test of Singapore’s ability to export its efficiency in industrial park development and management outside its borders. This paper discusses the origins and progress of the four largest and most advanced townships, two in Indonesia and two in China. It finds that initial optimism with which the flagship projects were unveiled has not been justified.


Regionalization, Transborder Industrialization, Industrial Parks, Singapore


Asian Studies | International Business

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation


Hawaii International Conference on Business, 3rd, Honolulu, 18-21 June 2003

City or Country

Honolulu, HI