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The Key Success Factors of Penang as the Silicon Valley of the East

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  • Wahyuni, Sari
  • Anoviar, Alia Noor
  • Santoso, Anom Jati
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    The aims of this study is to analyze the key success factors of SEZs in Malaysia especially Penang as a centre of investment which is recognised as the Silicon Valley of the East. By employing qualitative research, the result of this study shows that Penang sources of competitiveness laid on their strategic location (close to airport and harbour), well equipped infrastructure, transparency in custom, tax offices, good education to support industry, supply chain, IT as well as the availability of talented human resources who have division background that suitable for electronic industry. This research also reveal the important of cluster strategy, strong comitment and support from local and central government

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 42320.

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    Date of creation: Sep 2012
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    Publication status: Published in SBS Journal of Applied Business Research 1.1(2012): pp. 34-47
    Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:42320

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    Keywords: special economic zone; regional competitiveness; cluster strategy; Malaysia;

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    1. Evers, Hans-Dieter, 2011. "Penang as a knowledge hub," MPRA Paper 31763, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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