Title: Developing towards a knowledge-based economy via national S/T management: the case of Singapore

Authors: Yuehua Zhang

Addresses: 80 Enderley Ave, Hamilton 2001, New Zealand

Abstract: Knowledge has been increasingly salient as a source of competitive advantage. With the national effort of building up the knowledge capacity, Singapore has been upgrading her economy into a highly ranked competitive position in the world. Through reviewing the past few decades of the development of Singapore, the study identifies factors critical for the country|s success. These are: government endeavour in developing a R&D culture; diffusion oriented S/T policies; developing R&D manpower; having a highly authorised agency to implement S/T plans. Findings provide insights for other countries, especially those less developed, that are making similar efforts.

Keywords: science policy; technology policy; knowledge management; technology management; national competitiveness; Singapore; competitive advantage; R&D; research and development; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTPM.2005.007519

International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management, 2005 Vol.5 No.2, pp.167 - 180

Published online: 31 Jul 2005 *

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