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The future of skill formation in Singapore

Brown, Phillip ORCID: and Lauder, Hugh 2001. The future of skill formation in Singapore. Asia Pacific Business Review 7 (3) , pp. 113-138.

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This article examines the issues, challenges and prospects for 'high' skill formation in a context of economic globalisation, technological change and the fall-out from the Asian financial crisis. This crisis led many Western commentators to predict a global convergence based on a shareholder model of market capitalism. Such a convergence is also predicated on the view that global economic integration would mark the death knell of the 'developmental' state. Given that Singapore relies heavily on attracting inward investment from multinational corporations, accounting for approximately two-thirds of employment, we would expect to find a significant reduction in the role of the state in skill formation and economic development. This article shows that this has not happened but that Singapore confronts a number of key 'pressure points' that it will not be easy for this city-state to resolve.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Routledge
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2022 09:55

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