Singapore: a model for knowledge-based city

Wong, Caroline (2010) Singapore: a model for knowledge-based city. In: Metaxiotis, Kostas, Carrillo, Francisco Javier, and Yigitcanlar, Tan, (eds.) Knowledge-Based Development for Cities and Societies: integrated multi-level approaches. IGI Global, New York, NY, USA, pp. 255-271.

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Singapore's commitment to knowledge-based economy (KBE) development in the past decade has enabled it to make a rapid and successful transition to knowledge-based city. This chapter focuses on how Singapore government has forged an environment that is conducive to innovations, new discoveries and the creation of new knowledge. In the process, Singapore has emerged as one of the top knowledge-based cities in the world through various frameworks used globally. In this period, Singapore strengthened its engagement with the global knowledge economy developing a creative industries development strategy which endorsed the importance of creative industries, aiming to position Singapore as a 'new Asian creative hub' (ERC Report, 2002, p.8). The Singapore experience represents one of few examples of how knowledge can become the driving force of economic growth and transformation. It provides valuable insight into how public policies have successfully negotiated the current global network economy to suit economic changes. Although Singapore's developmental model has created benefits in many ways, it had also negatively constrained its development particularly in the area of knowledge creation and application to entrepreneurship and creativity.

Item ID: 41196
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-61520-721-3
Keywords: knowledge-based economy, government, developmental, indicators, knowledge, human, entrepreneurship, creative, framework, capital
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2017 00:03
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120599 Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified @ 50%
12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120505 Regional Analysis and Development @ 50%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8901 Communication Networks and Services > 890199 Communication Networks and Services not elsewhere classified @ 30%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology @ 40%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services @ 30%
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