Knowledge economy in transition: the case of Singapore

Wong, Caroline (2008) Knowledge economy in transition: the case of Singapore. In: Yigitcanlar, Tan, Velibeyoglu, Koray, and Baum, Scott, (eds.) Knowledge-Based Urban Development: planning and applications in the information era. IGI Global, New York, NY, USA, pp. 58-80.

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This chapter presents Singapore as a case study for the management of change as Singapore transits from a knowledge-based economy to the creative economy. Analysis of the knowledge-based economy suggests that competitive advantage is increasingly derived from investment in intangibles, particularly, information and knowledge-based competencies. The film industry is chosen as a microcosm level of analysis to examine the state of the creative economy as the latest phase in Singapore's economic development as technology and information are increasingly used to navigate and mediate its people, resources, and capital. The objective of this research is to examine the types of competencies that enable firms in the industry to stay competitive in the contemporary knowledge-based economy in the light of technological development in the industry. In so doing, it seeks to shed light on what matters for the industry and the role that government has in shaping the creative economy.

Item ID: 49627
Item Type: Book Chapter (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-1-59904-720-1
Keywords: knowledge-based economy, Singapore, creative economy, film industry
Date Deposited: 25 Jul 2017 23:19
FoR Codes: 15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management @ 20%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160502 Arts and Cultural Policy @ 20%
15 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business @ 60%
SEO Codes: 89 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION SERVICES > 8904 Media Services > 890402 Film and Video Services (excl. Animation and Computer Generated Imagery) @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950199 Arts and Leisure not elsewhere classified @ 30%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940299 Government and Politics not elsewhere classified @ 20%
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