Industrial Innovation with Ma Thinking: Lessons from Singapore’s Economic Development

  • Takehiko Yasuda


The promotion of a convergence of various industries rather than a development of individual industries as separate entities is an enlightened industrial policy. Synergy may be derived from the various industries and significant economic growth can follow. In this chapter, the author begins by analyzing the correlation between creative cities and cultural industries, then explores the rationale of the Singapore government in its commitment to fostering the development of creative industries to generate high added value. Singapore’s cultural industry policy in the 2000s is analyzed and the correlation of the formation of creative Ba and Ma thinking is discussed.


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  • Takehiko Yasuda
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  1. 1.College of CommerceNihon UniversityTokyoJapan

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