Title

The quest for global competitiveness : promotion of innovation and entrepreneurial universities in Singapore

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Higher Education Policy

Publication Date

3-1-2015

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

91

Last Page

106

Keywords

entrepreneurship, enterprising university, enterprise-university cooperation, Singapore, statist model in governance

Abstract

The economy of Singapore has been continuously reforming since its independence. In the late 1980s, the economy of Singapore depended heavily on the vibrant manufacturing sector formed by foreign direct investment and multinational companies. This article critically reviews the policies and reform measures adopted by the Singapore government in the last two decades. These measures were employed to transform its university sector and drive them to engage in the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship through partnership with the industry and business for innovation and technological advancement. The analysis reveals the uniqueness of the Singapore model in strengthening university-enterprise cooperation to achieve the national goal of promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.

DOI

10.1057/hep.2014.30

Print ISSN

09528733

E-ISSN

17403863

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Recommended Citation

Mok, K. H. (2015). The quest for global competitiveness: Promotion of innovation and entrepreneurial universities in Singapore. Higher Education Policy, 28(1), 91-106. doi: 10.1057/hep.2014.30