From	Traders	to	Innovators:	Science	and	Technology	in	Singapore	since	1965	(From	Dependency	Theory	to	Creative	Innovation)
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From Traders to Innovators: Science and Technology in Singapore since 1965 (From Dependency Theory to Creative Innovation)

by Goh Chor Boon

Today, more than ever, the state of a country's science and technology is a critical factor for economic competitiveness and long-term growth. This book traces the development of science and technology policies and initiatives in Singapore since 1965. Developed as a trading entrepôt by the British, science and technology were never strongly emphasized, right up to the 1970s. However, the need to stay ahead of economic competitiveness motivated the Singapore Government to initiate its national science and technology policy from the 1980s - moving Singapore from a low-skilled, low-technology economy to a high-skilled, high-technology one. Today, the drive for Singapore to become a hotbed for technological start-ups and R&D activities, supported by strong government funding and cutting-edge facilities, seems promising. Are the aspirations of nurturing a Silicon Valley-type culture in Singapore achievable? Are pragmatic, risk-averse Singaporeans ready for the mindset change? Can a nation of traders and service-brokers become a nation of technological innovators and entrepreneurs? This book attempts to provide the answers.

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  • Publisher : ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Publication Date : 2016-02-11
  • Product Code : 9789814695794C01

About Author

Goh Chor Boon

Goh Chor Boon is Associate Dean, External Programmes, at the National Institute of Education (NIE) International, Singapore.