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The e-Transformation Journey of Singapore

  • Jeannie Chua
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Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)

Abstract

Singapore is a success story of intelligently harnessing the ongoing technological revolution to accelerate development and transform a whole economy. Despite limited natural resources and unpromising initial economic conditions, Singapore compressed its development journey and moved from third world to first world economy, and positioned itself effectively for a global, knowledge-based, and innovation-driven economy. Its GDP per capita grew the fastest among the countries covered in this book, and among the world’s fastest growing economies, from US $6,500 in 1985, to US $37,600 in 2008.

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Notes

Acknowledgement

The author acknowledges the inputs of Vanessa Zehnder to a first draft of this chapter when engaged as lead consultant for NCS.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NCS Pte LtdSingaporeSingapore

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