Singapore's Regionalization Blueprint: A Case of Strategic Management, State Enterprise Network and Selective Intervention

27 Pages Posted: 13 May 2003

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Caroline Yeoh

Singapore Management University - Lee Kong Chian School of Business

Chee Sin Koh

Independent

Charmaine Jialing Cai

Independent

Abstract

Strategic management for economic development has been the hallmark of the Singapore 'success story'. State-led, market-driven intervention underscored the city-state's development strategies. This paper revisits this development blueprint in the context of Singapore's efforts at regionalization. The paper takes a closer look at Singapore's state enterprise strategy, and the 'portability' of the strategy - in the framework of Regionalization 2000 - beyond the city-state. It concludes that the calculated, schematised efforts, though remarkable, have been overly optimistic and have failed to engender equally compelling results, more often than not frustrated by the intricacies of socio-political realities in the host economies.

Keywords: Regionalization, Industrial Parks, State Enterprise Networks, Singapore

JEL Classification: R10

Suggested Citation

Yeoh, Caroline and Koh, Chee Sin and Cai, Charmaine Jialing, Singapore's Regionalization Blueprint: A Case of Strategic Management, State Enterprise Network and Selective Intervention. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=380560 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.380560

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Chee Sin Koh

Independent

Charmaine Jialing Cai

Independent

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