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Competing at the Frontier: The Changing Role of Technology Policy in Singapore's Economic Strategy
Technological Forecasting and Social Change
  • Winston T. H. KOH, Singapore Management University
  • Poh Kam WONG
Publication Type
Journal Article
Publication Date
1-2005
Abstract
For an economy competing at the global frontier, an innovation-based growth strategy requires a well-developed technological infrastructure, a set of capabilities-focused technology policies, as well as an institutional environment that stimulates innovation and entrepreneurship. This paper examines the role played by science and technology policy in an economy's transition to an innovation-based growth strategy. We discuss the challenges governments face as they restructure economic institutions to deepen R&D capabilities and encourage technology creation. We review Singapore's experience in this regard and assess its ongoing efforts to remake itself to compete at the global frontier.
Keywords
  • Science,
  • Technology policy,
  • Technology frontier,
  • Economic growth,
  • Singapore
Identifier
10.1016/j.techfore.2004.08.006
Publisher
Elsevier
Additional URL
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.techfore.2004.08.006
Citation Information
Winston T. H. KOH and Poh Kam WONG. "Competing at the Frontier: The Changing Role of Technology Policy in Singapore's Economic Strategy" Technological Forecasting and Social Change Vol. 72 Iss. 3 (2005) p. 255 - 285 ISSN: 0040-1625
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/pohkam/2/