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Conference Paper

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Singapore’s transborder industrialization projects in China and India have received much attention. This regionalization initiative was intended to set in place a strategic configuration for the city-state to restructure its domestic industries and, pari passu, retain important linkages with contiguous, low-cost environments. Our study reports on Singapore’s pioneering, albeit lesser-known, project - Batamindo Industrial Park – in neighboring Batam Island, Indonesia, and finds that the strategic intent of this policy gambit remains stymied by non-economic, socio-political complexities in the host environment, and the economics of competition from other industrial estates in the vicinity of this prototype, remains to be addressed.


Industrial parks, Singapore, Batam, Indonesia


Asian Studies | International Business

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation


Academy of International Business Southeast Asia Regional Conference, Bangkok, December 7-9 2006

City or Country

Bangkok, Thailand