Singapore’s state-enterprise network has been, and continues to be, at the forefront of Singapore's internationalization efforts; most recently in the city-state's newest area of focus, the Gulf region. This paper, as part of our series on this topic, studies the city-state’s determined efforts to encapsulate economic space for Singapore-based firms to expand beyond the region through a lens on the Singapore government-linked companies (GLCs), in the context of the unique ‘Arabian allure’ of the GCC economies. Our results show that while the government ‘endorsement’ appears to provide a distinct advantage, the strategic advantages created in the Singapore-styled projects remains uncertain; as well, we find that socio-political intricacies in the host environments continue to stymie efforts to import competencies and business practices.
Internationalization, Singapore’s Government-Linked Companies, GCC Countries
Strategy and Organisation
World Journal of Social Sciences
World Academy of Social Science
YEOH, Caroline; HOW, Wilfred Pow Ngee; and LASGON, Febbry.
Singapore’s State-Enterprise Network in the Gulf Region: Boom, Bane or an Ongoing Game. (2012). World Journal of Social Sciences. 2, (4), 172-183. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/lkcsb_research/3243