Singapore: The Global City-State (Pacific Rim Business Series)
Geoffrey Murray, Audrey PereraISBN: 0312129599;
With no choice but to go it alone after the enforced severance from Malaysia in the mid-1960s, the tiny island of Singapore with a population of less than three million and no natural resources, not only survived but has prospered to an extent that it has become one of the Asia-Pacific region's leading economies, as well as perhaps the envy of other bigger countries. Numerous accounts of the so-called 'economic miracle' are available in many forms, including government-prepared information. GeoffreyMurray's study, however, offers one of the best structured and objective analyses of the 'Global City-State' to be published in recent years. For example, he examines the 'Growth Triangle' through the eyes of the companies who have gone into the Indonesian and Johor legs of the triangle; he also makes a detailed analysis of the government incentives to regionalize if not 'globalize' the Singapore economy through such concepts as 'Singapore Unlimited'. In addition, the book offers one...
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