Title

Development of Internationally Competitive Indigenous Manufacturing Firms in Singapore

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1998

Abstract

Section 1 first presents an overview of Singapore's development strategy highlighting the underlying development policies of the government in response to the historical political-economic contexts and external environment under which Singapore had to operate. Section 2 provides an analysis of the development trends of the manufacturing sector as a whole and the growth of local manufacturing firms in particular. Section 3 discusses the specific government policies that affected the development of the manufacturing sector. Section 4 contains more detailed analysis of the development of two industrial clusters where local manufacturing capabilities have been developed: the electronics and related supporting industries, and the shipbuilding and repair industries. These two industry case studies serve to illustrate the two somewhat different paths for developing indigenous industrial capabilities. Section 5 provides a summary assessment of the key factors that have contributed to the development of indigenous manufacturing capabilities in Singapore.

Keywords

International competition, industries, manufacturing, Singapore, government policies, shipbuilding

Discipline

Asian Studies | Economic Policy | Economics | Growth and Development | Industrial Organization

Research Areas

Applied Microeconomics

Publication

Asia's Development Experiences: How Internationally Competitive National Manufacturing Firms Have Developed in Asia

Editor

K. Takahashi

First Page

372

Last Page

453

Publisher

Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development

City or Country

Tokyo

Additional URL

http://worldcat.org/oclc/40140342